…..As CAN guarantees to maintain compliance
By Omeiza Ajayi, Abuja
The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has counseled the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN and different church leaders throughout the Territory for making certain compliance with the COVID-19 pointers for spiritual organisations.
Chairman, FCT Ministerial Task-team on the Enforcement of COVID-19 Restrictions, Mr Ikharo Attah gave the commendation when he led the crew on inspection of some church buildings to watch compliance.
At the First Baptist Church, Gimbiya avenue in Area 11 the place the crew met the Northern Central Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria Reverend Israel Akanji, the chairman counseled the church for its strict adherence to the rules.
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He stated; “entering the church through the gate, we met some personnel who checked our temperature and gave us sanitizers to apply on our hands. As we entered, we saw several hand washing points. This is what the FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello and the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha want to see”.
Responding Reverend Akanji stated the Church had given its phrase to the federal government to abide by the rules and counseled the FCT minister and the Task crew “for monitoring to ensure compliance”.
At the ECWA Church, Maitama, the crew met with the Chairman of the FCT chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Reverend Samson Jonah.
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The FCT CAN chairman famous that” for the Church, compliance with authorities guidelines, significantly one like this that bothers on the well being and security of Christians is a should. We would proceed to do our greatest to maintain it. We met with the pastors in FCT and directed that the rules be strictly adhered to”
Speaking The Task-team chairman stated, “the church had truly proved itself to be the light and salt of the world as Christ commanded in Mathew Chapter 5 verse 13 to 17.”
The crew was additionally on the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Maitama, Abuja the place it met with Bishop Anselm Umoren.
Attah counseled the Catholic Church, Maitama for opening a registry of members as elements of efforts to make sure contact tracing ought to anybody come down with COVID-19.
On his half, the bishop stated, “the Catholic Church across the Federation would always abide by what is good for its members and citizens of the country”.