Bayelsa Govt Seals Winner Chapel, 5 Other Churches For Disobeying Lockdown Rules
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state government on May relaxed its restriction on social gatherings and allowed churches to hold services with up to 50 worshipers.
The relaxation was granted subject to compliance with strict conditions on the provision of handwashing facilities, wearing of face masks and observance of social distancing in the seating arrangements.
Mr Freston Akpor, Permanent Secretary, Bayelsa Ministry of Information, however, told NAN on Monday in Yenagoa, that the Security Sub – Committee of the state’s Task Force on COVID- 19, sealed the churches during its surveillance on Sunday.
The affected churches are, Living Faith Church, Igbogene, Salvation Victory Centre, Igbogene, Shalom International Christian Centre, along Tombia-Amassoma road and Great Grace Distinguished Assembly, Okutukutu.
“Others are Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, Opolo and Hebrews International Church, Ayama road.
“The churches will remain sealed until further notice to serve as a deterrent to other churches.