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House of Reps Bans Open Religious Gatherings Nationwide


The House of Representatives has on Wednesday banned all forms of open worships across the country to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.

It explained that the measure was based on cues from Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Vatican that have banned open worship.

The lawmakers said Nigeria should act fast and suspend such large gatherings across the country.

According to the lawmakers, visitors would not be allowed in the National Assembly until further notice.

”With this resolution, constituencies will either write their representatives and wait for a reply or see members in the constituency offices,” it said

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Moving the motion of urgent public importance, Rep. Zakari Isa Chawai said even though the government has put some measures in place to ensure flight restrictions into the country, there was the need to restrict public gatherings..

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