Nigerian Government has issued fresh directives to guide religious services as the country eases lockdown of places of worship.
It has been declared that churches will have one hour of church service every Sunday. The Nigerian Government also made it known that programmes such as night vigils and Sunday school remain are unallowed.
This was related to the country’s citizen by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu.
Sani Aliyu also disclosed that Islamiya schools among the Muslims and children classes among the Christians remain unallowed.
In addition to the above, churches are only allowed to operate between 5 am and 8 pm.
Aliyu was quoted to have said, “For churches, each service should be for a maximum of an hour with an interval of thirty minutes in between services to allow time for disinfection,”
“Mosques may open 15 minutes before and ten minutes after prayers. The total time for Friday prayers should not exceed an hour.”