Wike cancels concession for full congregational Easter Service

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has reversed his earlier decision to relax the concession granted churches to hold Easter church services with their full congregations.

Paulinus Nsirim, the Commissioner for Information and Communication in a statement said:”This decision was taken after due consultations with eminent clergy men, well-meaning Nigerians and civil society groups.

“For the avoidance of doubt, churches should stick to the 50 persons per service to maintain Social Distancing”.

Wike had relaxed lockdown order for churches and mosques to have full service the mark Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

However, the relaxation was received with mixed feelings by various denominations. The Port Harcourt Diocese of Catholic refused to accept the relaxation.

The Muslim Community issued a statement directing their branches to stick to social distancing not large congregation.

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