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Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by dre11(m): 8:26am On May 23
• Attendance in mosques, churches restricted to 50 persons …as govs reach out to NSCIA, CAN, SGF

There were indications on Friday that President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors reached a five-point agreement on containing the coronavirus disease while easing the lockdown nationwide.

It was learnt that the deal addressed the apprehension of some governors on the observance of Sallah prayers and reopening of worship centres.

A major thrust of the agreement is that gatherings in mosques or churches and the observance of Eid-el-Fitr prayers will not exceed 50 people at a time.

Muslims are also not expected to go to any praying ground but they can use a neighbourhood mosque with only 50 worshippers.

It was gathered that the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, also had talks with the President of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar, and the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Supo Ayokunle, on the understanding reached with the President.

The NGF chairman was also said to have had discussions with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha.

Speaking with our correspondent, Fayemi said the governors held a National Economic Council (NEC) meeting on Thursday and that their position on public gathering had not changed, adding that no governor would go against the agenda.

According to findings, the governors proposed a five-point agenda concerning the management of the eased lockdown, which the President endorsed.

The agreement is applicable to all Nigerians, including Muslims and Christians.

Findings revealed that at the NEC session on Thursday, the governors were advised to stick to the agreement reached with the President,

A North-West governor said: “We do not know where all the noise is coming from as if governors are heady and out to frustrate the management of COVID-19.

“In easing the lockdown, we presented a five-point agenda to the President, namely restriction on inter-state movements; internal relaxation of stay-at-home order within a time frame; compulsory wearing of masks; and public gathering, be it social, political or religious, not exceeding 50.

“The fifth clause in the agreement is that we must increase testing so that we can be more accurate.”


Another governor said: “The NGF chairman has had robust discussions with the President of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar, and the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Supo Ayokunle, on the pact with the President.

“We therefore got the buy in of NSCIA and CAN on how we want to go about the easing of the lockdown.

“We were briefed at our meeting on how the NGF leadership consulted the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and other stakeholders on our agenda to ease the lockdown, especially as it concerns worship centres.

“We have got to a stage where we need to lay the cards on the table to show that governors have been mutually consultative.

“What is causing the apprehension nationwide is the fear that governors may not be able to manage the situation if they unlock worship centres or during Eid-el Fitr celebration.

“So far, we have spoken to ourselves and reached a consensus that we will abide by the agreement.

“We even consented to a clause that nobody should come to the Eid praying ground, central mosque. Instead, Muslims are expected to use neighbourhood mosques if they cannot stay at home.”

On the alleged recalcitrant posture of some governors, the source added: “I think some of them are being pushed by either some Ulamas or some politicians for electoral purpose.

“We are however hopeful that no one will violate the five-point agenda.”

When contacted, the Chairman of NGF, Dr. Kayode Fayemi said: “Our position on the five-point agenda we gave to the President has not changed.

“I think no governor will go against the agenda.”

https://thenationonlineng.net/worship-centres-buhari-govs-strike-five-point-deal/

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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by Millenniumlady(f): 8:28am On May 23
It's a nice deal but the problem here is....Are the northerners willing to comply with this new rules Y'all saw what happened in kastina where a police station was burned down simply because they urge them to obverse social distancing/sit at home some illiterate went about saying they're stopping them from praying to their GOD the best people to make this orders effective are the emirs.

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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by BranddesignerH: 8:28am On May 23
The question is, why not apply these same strategy for our schools as we can see in Wuhan where this pandemic was originated in China?

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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by Topsic70: 8:30am On May 23
dre11:

• Attendance in mosques, churches restricted to 50 persons …as govs reach out to NSCIA, CAN, SGF





https://thenationonlineng.net/worship-centres-buhari-govs-strike-five-point-deal/
....and d (rowdy) markets restricted to how many again?
#clowns

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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by jlinkd78(m): 8:56am On May 23
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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by Lagosfinder(m): 9:29am On May 23
Good one

Places of worshipping isn't supposed to be closed



Schools next please

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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by 247day: 11:18am On May 23
Topsic70:

....and d (rowdy) markets restricted to how many again?
#clowns

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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by Yenefer(f): 12:15pm On May 23
We are praying Eid here in Maiduguri, on Eid ground.
Thanks zulum
Thanks daddy for taking us out of Abuja.

Meanwhile about a thread Muslims don't help Christians. Remember this gentleman
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/07/18/africa/nigeria-cleric-honored-intl/index.html

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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by ChizzyBuna(m): 12:16pm On May 23
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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by pointstores(m): 12:16pm On May 23
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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by Seventy7kings: 12:17pm On May 23
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does that mean 50 people can't be infected or 50 people can't infect others? Rather than being this ridiculous, just allow social gathering. After all, 50 people doesn't make much difference from over 50 people.

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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by Petersamuel8(m): 12:17pm On May 23
Abeg if they must open worship centers they should also open schools, me I don tire for hauz
Again
ASUU should just stop that their rough play

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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by femmyapson(m): 12:17pm On May 23
247day:
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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by simple250: 12:18pm On May 23
We hop our muslim brothers and sisters comply with this rules ...even the holy city MECCA is closed ,but here in Nigeria the muslims are something else .

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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by femmyapson(m): 12:18pm On May 23
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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by Jokerman(m): 12:18pm On May 23
So taskforce wan dey count how many of us dey church on Sunday??

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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by nateDZA(m): 12:18pm On May 23
undecided

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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by lilyheaven: 12:18pm On May 23
School should resume too, parents go to Church with their children.
In fact, everyone should go back to work,
If work doesn't resume, how will congregation get money to run church activities.
Work should resume first before worship centers.

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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by Nobody: 12:18pm On May 23
shocked

A deal with the intent to exterminate the presence of BIG CHURCH. Muslims can easily bend their heads in one small uncompleted mosque in their neighborhood but BIG churches with thousands of worshippers per service will be most affected. A deliberate attempt to reduce the growing influence of churches in Nigeria's discourse.

Christians should avoid this deal. It is either you open worship or don't.

I know some online miscreants will disagree but it's not a problem. We are not on the same thought frequency or IQ.

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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by femmyapson(m): 12:18pm On May 23
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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by AmuDimpka: 12:18pm On May 23
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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by fitinwell: 12:18pm On May 23
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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by Racoon(m): 12:19pm On May 23
The northerners will not obey that directive because they only obey Sharia law.Mr.President also knows that fact.

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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by femmyapson(m): 12:19pm On May 23
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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by HeadShot: 12:19pm On May 23
Muslims have been going to mosques in large numbers since.....
Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by Alexaonfleek(f): 12:19pm On May 23
I wonder how it will be.
My church is a small outstation and we're over 100.
What about a big church in Lagos like St Agnes or St Leo's with over 1000 parishioners?
How will they pick the 50 that will be attending mass?

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Re: Churches, Mosques: Buhari, Governors Strike 5-Point Deal by Emeks008(m): 12:19pm On May 23
I know this phase will soon pass bye. It's just a matter of time.



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