Governor Udom Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom State governor has ordered churches in the State to reopened on Sunday June 7, 2020.
According to the commissioner of information, Mr. Charles Udoh stated in the letter released to the Press that Akwa Ibom State Government has approved Sunday 7th in the month of June for Churches to re-opened.
That, this is based on the recommendations from the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
The message reads:
“The Akwa Ibom State Government has approved the reopening of churches in the state on Sunday, June 07, 2020.
“This 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 recommendations are here attached. https://akwaibomstate.gov.ng/recommendations-for-the-reope…/
“The State Government is confident that CAN; being a body full of integrity, will do everything within its jurisdiction to ensure that all churches adhere strictly to these guidelines as violators will be prosecuted.
“A Joint Monitoring Team has been set up in each Senatorial District; comprising of representatives of Government, Security Agencies and CAN.
“However, the BAN on BURIALS, WEDDINGS and indeed all forms of SOCIAL GATHERINGS is STILL IN-FORCE until further notice.
“Citizens and Residents are enjoined to observe all prescribed guidelines on religious and social gatherings as well as PHYSICAL DISTANCING while WEARING FACE MASKS.
This message was released today, 31st May 2020.