The Akwa Ibom State Government has approved the reopening of churches in the state on Sunday, June 07, 2020.
In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Charles Udoh this approval is based on guidelines recommended by the Christian Association of Nigeria -CAN backed by an undertaking to comply and signed by representatives of all the blocs.
The statement said the Government is confident that CAN will do everything within its jurisdiction to ensure that all churches adhere strictly to the guidelines as violators will be prosecuted, adding that a Joint Monitoring Team set up in each Senatorial District will ensure compliance.
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However, the statement also added that the BAN on BURIALS, WEDDINGS and all forms of SOCIAL GATHERINGS is STILL IN-FORCE until further notice.
It enjoined Citizens and Residents to observe all prescribed guidelines on religious and social gatherings as well as PHYSICAL DISTANCING while WEARING FACE MASKS.
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