Monday 1 June 2020


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The Federal Government of Nigeria has lifted the ban on religious gatherings across the country.

The government had earlier imposed the ban two months ago to check the spread of corona virus.

However, at the briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday 1st June 2020, Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and chairman of the PTF, announced that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the relaxation of the ban for four weeks.

“The PTF submitted its recommendations and the PRESIDENT has approved the following for implementation over the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June 2020, subject to review-:

“Cautious advance into the Second Phase of the national response to COVID-19; application of science and data to guide the targeting of areas of on-going high transmission of COVID-19 in the country;

“Relaxation of restriction on places of Worship based on guidelines issued by the PTF and protocols agreed by state governments.”

It, therefore, means that subject guidelines to be agreed subsequently, Christians will return. to church especially for Sunday services consequently. The next Sunday service is on Sunday, 7th June, 2020.

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