The Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Thursday has lifted the ban on religious activities in Churches and Mosques across the state. Ortom, emerging from expanded meeting of the State Executive Council (SEC) and Action Committee of COVID-19, also directed civil servants in the state from levels one to 12 to resume work on June 12, 2020.
He told worship places to hold staggered worship sessions, adding that the issue of school resumption would be reviewed in the next 14 days.
Workers on from grade levels one to 12, who were asked to stay at home, are to resume work on June 1, 2020. The workers are adviced to always wear face mask and maintain social distancing as they go to work.
Churches and mosques, with the effect from Thursday May 21, 2020, are to hold staggerd worship sessions. This implies that a church or mosque, which before now held two worship session in a day, should hence forth conduct four sessions.
He also said, Street trading is allowed, but strictly obeying social distancing by COVID-19. Marketers can partially open to enable traders access their shops.
The governor further noted that the government will make sure that marketers in the state are sanitized periodically to check the spread of the virus. He further stated: Inter-state movement is still prohibited, except for those on essential services.
The has reviewed its time to now last from 8pm and 6am daily, until further notice. Governor Ortom has encouraged the residents to increase farming activities.
Source: The Guardian