– The governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde has reversed the ban on churches holding cross-over services on New Year’s Eve
– A statement from the governor also revealed that the 12 am to 4 am curfew earlier imposed by the federal government has been lifted
– Makinde also directed that religious centres hold services only in strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols
Oyo state government, just like its Osun state counterpart has permitted churches to hold cross-over services across the state.
In a report by The Punch, the southwest state has also lifted the 12 am to 4 am curfew earlier imposed by the Nigerian government.
The announcement was made known in a statement from Taiwo Adisa, the chief press secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde.
Makinde rescinded the earlier decision after reviewing the pronouncement of the Technical Team of the Task Force on COVID-19 in Oyo State on Tuesday, December 30.
The governor went on to warned that worship centres must adhere strictly to the guidelines put in place to prevent the spread of the virus.
“Secondly, he has directed that enforcement of these guidelines and protocols in accordance with the law will be applied as appropriate, enjoining individuals and organizations to comply and by so doing ensure that we all spread the joy of this season and not the virus.”
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