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FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by dre11(m): 8:38pm On May 15
..Task Force to engage governors after Borno, Gombe, Zamfara, Adamawa eased lockdown

..More Lagosians favour return of lockdown

In one fell swoop, four states in the North – Borno, Gombe, Adamawa and Zamfara – on Thursday reopened Mosques and Churches.

It was a major easing of the lockdown imposed to curb Coronavirus spread.

The Federal Government frowned at the situation having not been consulted as expected, in line with the COVID-19 protocol.

Besides, the Federal Government believes that the situation of the virus spread had not reached the stage of lowering the guard.

Coronavirus cases in the country last night surpassed the 5,000 mark, with close to 200 deaths recorded.

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Control has resolved to engage with the governors.

Minister for Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed said: “We are always working together with the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF). We believe that the governors won’t do anything that will put in jeopardy all we have achieved in the last few weeks of lockdown.

So, I think it is better that we continue the engagement and I am sure that the chairman of the taskforce who is constantly in touch with the governments will take up this matter and we hope that he will be able to give a feedback.”

Gombe State Governor Muhammadu Yahaya said places of worship could be opened, only when members wear face masks, keep social and physical distance, as well as maintain regular hands washing and the use of hand sanitizers.

Yahaya said members of aid groups in Mosques and the Boys Brigade in Churches would be trained to ensure full compliance and the enforcement of the protective measures.

He warned that any violation of the measures would force him to reverse the decision to ease the lockdown, because “he would not afford to compromise the health of the people of the state”.

The Adamawa State Government also as lifted the ban on religious congregations with immediate effect.

Press Secretary to governor, Mr. Humwashi Wonosikou, in a statement said: “Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has eased the restriction on worship places and social gatherings earlier imposed on the state, following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Churches, Mosques and the international cattle markets under lockdown can now reopen.”

The Borno state government has also announced an indefinite suspension of lockdown for COVID-19.

The government also approved religious gathering in strict adherence with social distancing and use of facemasks.

Umar Kadafur, said the state has recorded significant progress in the fight against COVID-19 over the last three weeks

The Deputy governor, who is also the COVID-19 Response Committee Chairman in the state disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

According to him, “All churches shall conduct church services as recommended by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Borno Chapter in strict adherence with social distancing and use of facemasks.

“The ban on the sales and consumption of liquor and other intoxicating substances is still in force. Defaulters will be dealt with severely in accordance with the liquor law,” he said.

Bello Matawalle also lifted the ban on congregational prayers in Mosques and Churches.

Matawalle, in a radio broadcast, said: “I want to commend the people of the state for supporting government in our effort to frustrate the spread of coronavirus in our dear state by complying with the lockdown orders.

“In the light of this, therefore, we are suspending restrictions on congregational prayers in Mosques and Churches while appealing to people not to converge in large numbers at the same time.” he said.

The governor said urged the people to continue to observe social distancing when they meet as well as use face masks to prevent spread of the virus.

https://thenationonlineng.net/fed-govt-frowns-as-states-reopen-mosques-churches/

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by NwaNimo1(m): 8:40pm On May 15
Corona is 'tactically' defeated.....Praise the lord well this Sunday!

(and don't forget to bring your wallet......) grin

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by serverconnect: 8:41pm On May 15
We need to hustle and eat from it.

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by Omihanifa: 8:43pm On May 15
Don't know why some governor are very irresponsible angry just because they want to score cheap points they are easing lockdown ( opening churches and mosques) when yawa gas now they will be running to Abuja

God is everywhere people can pray and get answers at home grin it's not until they go to church or mosque

Some of these governor that don't believe covid19 exist is because one of their colleagues never die of the infection sad

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by Kingseex1(m): 8:47pm On May 15
The southern states lockdown their churches During Easter when cases were not upto 500 and we where forced to celebrate easter at home. Now cases is over 5k but i bet u that all Northern states will lift lockdown on mosques so as to celebrate salah

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by Nobody: 8:47pm On May 15
ahhhh...they wan spoil market of PTF

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by Macphenson: 8:53pm On May 15
Okoo
Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by FlordFlorez(m): 8:56pm On May 15
Are there really churches in those states? Well, northerners and mosques cann't be separated. They even try for the few weeks they have been separated.

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by EdoBoyJazzie: 8:56pm On May 15
Is Buhari still the president?

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by HappyPagan: 8:57pm On May 15
Omihanifa:

God is everywhere people can pray and get answers at home grin it's not until they go to church or mosque
Whether God is nowhere or everywhere, faith is by definition irrational.

Staying at home, speaking with God alone, everyday, might cause madness..you might start hearing voices, or worse, see Jesus appear in your room.

With church or mosque, the meeting with God becomes less personal. In a group, the gift of imagination is heated up as though thrown in a furnace. Emotions can be more powerful, and that's addictive.


Most Nigerians have lived under a failed government. Despite the failed promises, religion has thrived because God is always in control.. No one can hold God responsible for any disaster, only the good times. The devil does bad things. God is good.... He will do what he says he will do.

They have been fed religion their whole life, the Quran and Bible has taught them all the history they know. The walls of their minds are painted by the words of foreigners who lived ages ago
The Bible and Quran are the lens through which they view the world - through the eyes of cavemen who lived and died centuries ago.


So when a modern virus comes into their natural world, they really do not care. If they die, thank God. If they survive, praise God.

It's the reason our politicians are all religious Muslims and Christians. It's why even the most remote LGAs have a church or mosque built by their representatives. God is everything in Nigeria. And if you can link your people to him, you don't need anyone to hold you accountable. God is responsible for everything - Jesus becomes savior and deliveree from all the evill your failings produce.

The opium lasts as long as it is administered regularly... Turning off this opium will introduce doubt and chaos into the system.... And no one really wants that.

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by PositiveDirect: 9:05pm On May 15
Please let everywhere be opened. Some small small side job wey man dey do take hold body no dey again because of Corona and lockdown.

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by CryforHelp: 9:12pm On May 15
We have to be careful

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by TGM2015: 9:12pm On May 15
You see why power should not be decentralised. Just a week after the FG government declared that state governors should be in control of managing COVID-19 in their respective states; we have seen how most of our the governors used the power delegated to them by FG.

Managing pandemic in line with one person opinions, political interests, and/or religion perspectives, have been seen in the management style for COVID-19 in most states in Nigeria. Even the 8:00 pm to 6:00 am curfew and interstate travelling ban were left to be effective only on paper.

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by Shellsploit: 9:12pm On May 15
Catholic church sef
Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by Mightymanna(m): 9:12pm On May 15
The truth is we cant continue to lockdown, it has not shown any fruitful result, the sooner we adopt the Iranian version the better

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by ArmaniUhuru: 9:13pm On May 15
During Easter, Churches were on lockdown. Now the northern governors are lift ban because of their salah.





One Nigeria kee all of una.

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by Yakhi84: 9:13pm On May 15
Covid 19 is quite linient in Nigeria, if not, nor be church and mosques opening matter for be the topic of debate by now. My people say, when you tell small pikin say see snake and him nor run, when the snake bite am, next time, when him see rope, him go dey run!

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by ibkayee(f): 9:13pm On May 15
Irresponsible

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by masterP042(m): 9:14pm On May 15
Religion has really done us bad in this country. Religion thrives mostly due to ignorance, poverty and idleness.
Upon say na we poor pass, our economy is not moving well, how come our leaders are more concerned with opening churches. Why are we not working on how to resume jobs, open schools, ease the hunger and make the economy robust.
I think the reason is quite obvious, religion is a tool for subjugation, if the people are freed from it, they will ask more questions and demand more from these leaders. But for our leaders not to feel the heat, they have to open the churches and mosques, so that we keep asking the Imaginary God, all the questions we are supposed to demand from our leaders and govt

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by Tajbol4splend(m): 9:14pm On May 15
Kilo make difference
Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by Judolisco(m): 9:14pm On May 15
Where is our president.... Arbi which kind country bdis... Nxt week d bros will come out with another script written for him angry

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by babamadiba(m): 9:14pm On May 15
27th March 2020 still on my mind. If u know you know.
Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by Drizzy5001(m): 9:15pm On May 15
Lockdown is coming to an end gradually....

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by theoneJabulani(m): 9:15pm On May 15
It is well.



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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by NaijadrivaCars: 9:15pm On May 15


Why these people no de hear word?

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by Tajbol4splend(m): 9:15pm On May 15
EdoBoyJazzie:
Is Buhari still the president?



Atiku didn't win the tribunal case

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Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by Lanre4uonly(m): 9:15pm On May 15
Honestly, the whole situation is dicey.
We just need to start adapting to this new way of life.
Anyway, state governments need to be extremely careful so as to avoid everything from falling apart.
#StaySafe.
Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by chiefolododo(m): 9:15pm On May 15
I shall comment soon
Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by Sultty(m): 9:15pm On May 15
Aso rock cabals and it's bunch of hypocrites part 1
Re: FG Frowns As States Reopen Mosques, Churches by Finnese001: 9:15pm On May 15
why are they frowning

USELESS FG

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