Nigeria’s Federal Government has lifted the ban on religious gatherings in the country based on guidelines and protocols.
Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Committee and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, made the disclosure on Monday during the regular briefing.
According to him, the approval was given by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying it will be for the next four weeks.
Mustapha said: “The PTF submitted its recommendations and the President has approved the following for implementation over the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June 2020, subject to review.
“Cautious advance into the Second Phase of the national response to COVID-19; application of science and data to guide the targeting of areas of on-going high transmission of COVID-19 in the country;
“Mobilisation of all resources at State and Local Government levels to create public awareness on COVID 19 and improve compliance with non-pharmaceutical interventions within communities; sustenance of key non-pharmaceutical interventions that would apply nationwide and include: ban on gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace;
“Relaxation of restriction on places of worship based on guidelines issued by the PTF and protocols agreed by state governments.”