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Covid-19: CAN Reveals When Churches Would Open Again


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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has assured that the ban on religious gatherings across the country would end by the first Sunday of June.

This was made known in a statement signed by CAN President, Rev Samson Ayokunle, yesterday.

According to Ayokunle, they have commenced negotiation with the Federal Government as regards the measure to put in place.


We are in discussions with the Federal Government and are drawing the guidelines that churches would follow in order not to endanger the life of any worshipper and equally prevent COVID-19 infection,” part of the statement read.

It added: “We are hopeful that latest by the first Sunday in June, all our churches would open again for congregational worship under COVID-19 prevention regulations. As I said before, we are consulting with the government on this.”

Further, Ayokunle called on the government to nurse no fear on the reopening religious centres, as they are more organized than markets and banks.


Churches and mosques have remained closed for over eight weeks now.