The Ondo state government and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have agreed to cancel Easter Sunday worship at churches in the state.
This is contained in a Statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo.
COVID-19: Ondo Cancels Easter Services
The Ondo State Government notes with deep concern the second index case. This development has once again, reinforced the need to deepen our collective efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ondo State COVID-19 Response Team has reported that the second index case having travelled from Lagos to Ondo State must give the Government greater concern to avoid community transmission.
Against the backdrop of the above, the Ondo State Government has directed the cancellation of the special concession granted Churches across the State to celebrate the Easter Sunday/Service.
This decision was taken after due consultations with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN).
All measures and steps taken in respect of COVID-19 still remain in force. In particular, Government has taken further steps to effectively man the boundaries in the light of reported cases of compromise and breach of the directive to close all inter-state entry points into Ondo State.
Commissioner for Information and Orientation
April 11, 2020
EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE CANCELLED
In view of the present situations with the second index case of COVID-19 in the state, and in due consultation with all stakeholders. We have resolved to cancel the Easter Sunday Service.
All our members should hold their services in their homes.
Thank you all.
Rev. Dr Ayo Oladapo.