In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 18th, June, 2020

Drama As Taskforce Arrests Pastor, Seals Church For Not Complying With COVID-19 Protocols In Abia

Drama As Taskforce Arrests Pastor, Seals Church For Not Complying With COVID-19 Protocols In Abia

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The Abia State Inter-Ministerial Committee on Covid-19 on Wednesday sealed off a church, Chapel of Solutions  Ministry, Jubilee Highway, Aba over non-compliance with COVID-19 protocols, The PUNCH experiences.

The committee equally arrested for prosecution, the Presiding Pastor of the church.

Addressing Aba residents and members of the church throughout an inspection in Aba, the Chairman, Abia State Inter-Ministerial Committee on COVID-19, and Secretary to the State Authorities, Bar Chris Ezem, puzzled why folks discover it tough to obey authorities directives as to remain secure.

He described as alarming, the growing variety of COVID-19 sufferers in Aba warning that the state authorities will now not tolerate any breach of COVID-19 protocols.

Ezem stated, “We’re not doing something that’s misplaced. Authorities directives and protocols of spiritual worship are very specific. Authorities directives are that non secular worshippers can worship on Sundays; 50 individuals per stream, and observe social distance and different protocols.

“We made it clear that there ought to be no mid-week actions. Lagos State simply withdrew from the opening of church buildings and Mosques due to the occasions which can be unfolding.

“We will’t begin risking the lives of Abians. The federal government is making each effort to make sure that individuals are secure. Our numbers (of COVID-19 contaminated individuals) are growing by the day and it ought to fear you. Now we have to be alive to proceed to worship.

“Why would this church be going towards the directives towards mid-week service?

“The lives of Abians are necessary to the state authorities and I’m ordering that the pastor be prosecuted for violating authorities directives.”

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