MIXED REACTIONS OVER CHURCH/MOSQUE RE-OPENING

There has been a lot of mixed reactions over the re-opening of worship centers across the federation.

The federal government had announced last week that churches and mosques could begin their usual services. This was however to be done according to some guidelines provided by the government for the worship centers to adhere to.

Some of the guidelines are that service period should not exceed one hour, there must be provision for hand washing facilities as well as hand sanitizers. Others are that all worshipers must wear face masks, social distancing must be observed, and persons below 19 years or above 65 years should be excluded from attending services.

Reacting to the news as well as the guidelines given as prerequisites for reopening, some christian faithfuls have expressed their joys and worries over some of the conditions given.

Pastor Amos Bala of Christ Awakening Christian Center Asaba, in Delta State, commended the effort of the government and expressed joy over the decision. He prayed that God will completely eradicate the coronavirus pandemic so that everything will return to normal again.

Evangelist Evelyn Nwanchukwu of Redeemers Faith Ministries also in Asaba, however had some complains. According to her, “one hour period of service is not enough to give a heart-felt worship to our Almighty God.”

She continued, “I am pleading that government should extend the one hour period to at least three hours because there is nothing reasonable that you can do within that one hour the government is prescribing.”

Another church member who spoke anonymously, complained that “excluding certain age groups from worship amounts to segregation in the house of God which is against our belief. Come to think of it, persons of those age groups don’t they go to market and other public places? Why then are they not allowed to come to church? Is the government now saying that it is in the churches and mosques that they are specifically going to contract the coronavirus?.”

Several worship centers held their services today and scores of faithful members were in attendance.

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