FG Overrules Governors On Reopening Of Worship Centres

The federal government has faulted the decision of some state governors to permit the reopening of worship centres amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The chairman of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, on Thursday, May 21 warned that such decisions could have serious health implications, The Nation reports.

He said the ban on gatherings of more than 20 people remained prohibited.

Mustapha pointed out that gatherings of more than 20 people is a breach of the protocols designed to contain the spread of COVID-19.

He stated that the elderly and the sick could be exposed to health risks during large gatherings.

“Governors are also advised on the decision taken by some of their colleagues to permit large gatherings as such decisions could inadvertently endanger the elderly, the sick and those with underlying factors during such gatherings,” Mustapha stated.

“The strong advisory from the PTF is that large gatherings beyond 20 persons remain prohibited and should be adhered to.”

Many governors have opened up their states for religious gatherings.