The Benue state government has reversed its decision to lift the ban on religious gatherings.

Written by on May 25, 2020

On Thursday, Samuel Ortom, governor of the state, lifted the ban on gatherings in churches and mosques as well as other public gatherings.

While speaking with journalists at the government house in Makurdi, the state capital, the governor announced a reversal of the decision, saying churches and mosques should be closed.

Governor Ortom said the decision is in line with the directives of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to further check the spread of COVID-19.

He said his administration won’t endanger the lives of the people, hence the need to reverse its earlier decision.

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