Pastor Chris questions why Churches quickly ‘shut down their congregation’ | See top five updates on COVID-19 in Nigeria
Owing to the infinite number of information being released at every minute around the novel coronavirus in Nigeria, it is important to not only filter the information we consume so as not to be overwhelmed but to have a reliable space to begin to find the information we need.
LASG promises more palliatives
The Lagos Government Tuesday, said that it had reached 440,000 households through its COVID-19 Emergency Food Response Initiative.
State Commissioner for Agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal, who disclosed this during the donation of an eight-truck load of food items and an ambulance worth N82.5 million by the Lebanese community to the state government to support the fight against the COVID-19, said that despite the easing of the lockdown, the state government would continue the distribution of relief materials.
Ondo sends back almajiris ‘pouring’ from the North
The Ondo government Monday, turned back a large number of almajiris who came into the state.
The almajiris, according to Premium Times, walked through bush paths after entering the state to beat the blockades by security officials enforcing the lockdown directives, before reentering the truck after finding their way back to the expressway.
The state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, first raised the alarm of almajiris pouring in from northern states Monday, while he was updating residents on developments regarding the efforts of the government in curtailing the spread of the disease.
CSOs ask for transparency in infectious disease bill
A coalition of civil society groups has described the proposed Control of Infectious Diseases Bill as a threat to human rights.
The group, 41 in total, said the House of Representatives must subject the bill to public scrutiny by embarking on stakeholders’ consultations and a public hearing to harness public inputs into the legislation.
Pastor Chris insists Church are not prayerful, reason they quickly ‘shut down their congregation’
The founder of LoveWorld Incorporated better known as Christ Embassy, Chris Oyakhilome, has called out pastors for shutting down their churches in compliance with the federal government’s ban on religious gatherings.
“Do you ever hear of COVID-19 compliant churches? And then, COVID-19 free churches. And you don’t know what that means?
“COVID-19 compliant churches will mean churches that people who are infected with COVID-19 cannot come there. If you allow your church to be that labelled, it is not the church of Jesus Christ,” he said.
“Is the church of Jesus Christ not a place of healing? So, those of you who love to run around government officials to get your validation, come and get COVID-19 compliant registration for your church. That is the last day Jesus will be in that church. But that is coming.”
34 doctors in Kano test positive for COVID-19
The Kano chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says 34 doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.
The Kano NMA chairman, Sanusi Bala confirmed the development to NAN on Tuesday, adding that one of the cases has died.
Bala explained that many of the victims were doctors working at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) and private clinics in the state.