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No Church Cross Over Night Service In These Nigerian States Due To COVID_19 Fresh Outbreak : ( See List )



No Church Cross Over Night Service In These Nigerian States Due To COVID_19 Fresh Outbreak : ( See List )

he year 2020 ending today December 31 2020 and many states across Nigeria has banned Churches from holding their usual Cross Over Service due to the fresh outbreak of COVID_19 cases.

It is no longer a news , the increasing number of COVID_19 cases in the past few weeks till date in the country.  In order to control the spread, Some States in Nigeria have come out to ban every social / worship gathering including the restrictions on hotel functions, Transportation capacity and movement, placing 12:00 am to 4:00 am curfews.

Note that federal government had already postponed the school resumption till on January 18 2021.


1: Lagos State:

The Lagos State Government  in this decision making. Gov. Sanwo-Olu on 25th December 2020 directed worship centres to suspend all-night services, including vigils and crossover events across the state.

He assured citizens that the curfew imposed between 12 midnight and 4am will be strictly enforced, urged religious leaders to ensure their followers observe the protocols implemented to curb the spread of the ravaging coronavirus.

2: Ogun State:

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun,  has also  announced the suspension of all street carnivals, places ban on  cross-over services, parties, and similar gatherings across the state. 

He made these  directives on Wednesday after a meeting between the state government and religious leaders, as well as community leaders.

How ever; I Governor Abiodun added  that all markets are to open strictly between 8am and 4pm as well as maintaining social distancing.

3: Ondo State:

The Ondo state government has banned  all-night crossover service in the state.  The state government have even ordered half operations of capacities at social activities on clubs, hotels, departmental stores, supermarkets, event centres, and allied centres.

They instructed that every citizen of the state should observe Covid-19 protocols.

Also, the compulsory usage of Face Masks at public places in order to avoid the spread of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.

The government suggested any activities that involve physical attendance should be reconsidered to change to virtual version.

Ondo state government further added there will be three (3) months imprisonment or N20,000 fine or both for offenders of the law.

4: Osun State:

The Osun State Government is not thinking different from neighbors states as it  placed ban on cross-over service as a bid to curtail the spread of the ravaging corona virus pandemic. 

They have even enforced the state security operatives to take charge and to ensure there’s no form of social gathering in the state.

5: Kwara State:

Kwara State Government has imposed partial lockdown across it’s territory with directed curfew in the state from 12 am to 4:30am till further notice.

The government   has ordered citizens to use  face masks in public places, while clubs, concert, Carnivals are banned till further notice

In addition, they added that no worship centre must allow congregations exceeding 50% of the maximum capacity for the venue to allow for proper social distancing.

Civil servants are to work from home, hence, virtual meetings are being encouraged.

6: Plateau State:

The Plateau state government on Wednesday says there was no plan to lock down the state over the second wave of COVID-19.

Atu said, “The state government is working with security agencies to be more proactive rather than reactive.”

He insist that use of face mask should be enforced in all public places.

Therefore, Cross over can still hold, but not more than 50% members.

7: Ekiti State:

The Ekiti State Government  has announced the new restrictions to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state.

Governor Fayemi reveals that the government is very disturbed with the daily rising figure of infected citizens and economic well-being.

He said, included hand washing, use of hand sanitizers, observation of the approved social distance and to allow only half of the sitting capacity of the church to partake in the service.

However, the task force and law enforcement agents are to begin aggressive compliance enforcement activities in public places, including worship centres, event centres, markets, supermarkets, bars, and hotels on Wednesday.

8: Federal Government Territory (FCT)

The federal government territory chairman, Malam Bello has announced  that all bars, restaurants, leisure garden, and event centres should be shut for five (5) weeks.

He ordered not more than 50% members for all kind of social gatherings like festival events, congresses, concerts, sporting activities, seminars what have you.

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