The Christians Association of Nigeria, CAN in Niger State chapter has been commended for setting up a surveillance team responsible for monitoring churches. This is in line with the ban on public gatherings by the state government and directives from the National body of the association.
Alhaji Suleiman Farinwata, an opinion leader in Minna, who noticed the development, said the initiative by the Christians body will unite the Christians irrespective of their denominations across the State.
Alhaji Farin wata, further urged people across the State, irrespective of ethno -religious differences, to always abide by government directives on the Covid -19 pandemic to avoid unnecessary spread in the State.
Elder Akin Alofetekun, a member of the Niger State Chapter of the Christians Association of Nigeria, Task force team, said the initiative is to make sure all Churches in the State abide by government’s directives on locking down all worship centers in respective of religion in the State
Elder Alefetekun said, members of the CAN TASK FORCE are saddled with the responsibilities of moving to different locations in the Minna, in making sure church services are not carried out.
“Our activities are not limited to only Minna, the State Capital, there are those that were assigned to monitor Church services in all the 25 Local Government areas of the State “.
He further urged all Christians in the State and other parts of the country, to always take proper measures of curtailing the Covid -19 pandemic around them.
Mobile worship pattern
Churches in Niger State, have been directed to use house Cell based Services or Mobile Services during Sunday worships as part of the measures protecting lives and to slow down the spread of Corona virus (COVID-19) amongst in the State.
The directives which was issued by the Niger State Chapter of the Christians Association of Nigeria,, further directed churches who do not have online system, to have their services broken into shifts of not more than 50 members in each shift.