Ondo State government meets with CAN ahead Easter celebration concerning the coronavirus pandemic and resolve to no Easter celebration.
|Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu. PC: twitter.com|
The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has declared that there will no longer be Easter church services this weekend.
He announced this decision after meeting with the state’s chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
This announcement was made known via his Twitter handle @RotimiAkeredolu. The tweet read; “I’ve heard you all and your concerns on the need to #LockDownOndo.”
“I have just concluded a meeting with CAN and we have resolved that the services will not hold again.”
“Thanks for your concerns. Stay blessed and Happy Easter to all,” the tweet continued.
I’ve heard you all and your concerns on the need to #LockDownOndo. I have just concluded a meeting with CAN and we have resolved that the services will not hold again. Thanks for your concerns. Stay blessed and Happy Easter to all.
— Arakunrin Akeredolu (@RotimiAkeredolu) April 11, 2020
Akeredolu had earlier temporarily lifted the ban on religious gathering in the state, in order for Christians faithful to converge on churches on Sunday for the Easter celebration.
But the necessity to restore the lockdown order arises when the state recorded another case of the virus just few days to the first case.
It is noteworthy that Kwara state has also begin total lockdown in the state following record of two Covid-19 cases in the state.