Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello has lifted the ban on religious gatherings he imposed on the state on March 20th.
The ban was imposed as part of efforts to prevent the arrival of coronavirus in the state. The state has not recorded any case of the viral disease.
A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo and released today April 9, said lifting of the ban was to enable religious bodies to resume their normal worship and services. Fanwo said the governor of the state, Yahaya Bello, urged all religious leaders to put in place preventive and precautionary measures in their various worship centres in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state.
The state government also directed all worship centers to provide hand sanitisers for their worshippers
”Sitting arrangements in mosques and churches should be done to ensure social distancing. We also urge churches and mosques to make their services as brief as possible in order not to keep a large crowd of worshipers within an enclosed confinement,” the statement read