Religious bodies in Nigeria are being accused of flouting COVID-19 guidelines by holding large crowd events.
This accusation was made the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control and this comes after the increasing number of cases in recent times in Nigeria.
During a recent briefing, the PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha said;
“We have observed, rather sadly, that Nigerians, particularly some faith-based organisations, have continued to hold events of large gatherings capable of spreading the virus.
The PTF urges all sub-national entities that signed the protocols with these organisations and have primary responsibility for enforcing the protocols to step up their roles of enforcement.”
The solution is to exercise enormous self-restraint and vigilance. The PTF urges that citizens should take advantage of the mental health programmes nearest to them. In Abuja, for example, the Federal Medical Centre in Jabi is the facility to visit.”
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