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Buhari and 36 States Governors List Criteria For Churches, Mosques Gathering


President Muhammadu Buhari and the 36 governors of the federation have reached an agreement of meeting certain criteria before worship centres and other social centres could be reopened.

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.

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

“The 36 governors had presented a five points request to the president for endorsed in easing the lockdown across the country.

The five-point request includes a restriction on inter-state movements.

Secondly, there should be internal relaxation of stay-at-home order within a time frame.

It agreed and recommended that there should be compulsory wearing of masks.

Also, it was suggested that during a public gathering, be it social, political or religious must not exceeding 50.

They added that governors must increase testing so that they could be more accurate.

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