The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has assured the faithfuls that the ban on religious gatherings in the country could end by the first Sunday of June.
“We are in discussions with the Federal Government and are drawing the guidelines that churches would follow in order not to endanger the life of any worshipper and equally prevent COVID-19 infection,” the statement partly reads.
“If the government didn’t entertain any fear in opening markets and banks which are not as organised as the church, why should government entertain fear about the compliance of the church?
“We are hopeful that latest by the first Sunday in June, all our churches would open again for congregational worship under COVID-19 prevention regulations. As I said before, we are consulting with the government on this.”
Ayokunle also urged the government not to have any fear in reopening religious centres, as they are more organized than markets and banks.
Churches and mosques have remained closed for over eight weeks now as a safety precaution put in place by the government to combat coronavirus in the country.
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