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Covid-19: Churches, Mosques, markets remain closed, Kaduna govt insist

By Danmaryam Zayamu

Despite the approval by the Federal Government for places to worship including churches and mosques to resume regular services, the Kaduna State Government has insisted that places of worship and markets in the state still remain closed.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media & Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, in Kaduna, Wednesday.

He explained that the state government has begun consultation with the business community and religious leaders on the modalities of reopening the places of worship and the markets, but however, reiterated that, “these consultations have not been concluded.

“Until these consultations result in a formal announcement authorising businesses, markets and places of worship to reopen, it will be a violation of subsisting Quarantine Orders to reopen any unauthorised facility, market or places of worship or to conduct congregational worship of any sort.”

The statement insisted that the places of worship in Kaduna State were not shut down by the federal government, hence, can only be reopened by the state government.

According to the statement: “Kaduna State is not one of the three states and the FCT where the Federal Government imposed a lockdown. The steps taken to ease such federally-imposed lockdowns in the concerned places should not be construed as the Federal Government relaxing in all states conditions that it did not impose in the first place.”

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