The Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Ondo state has directed Churches and its members in the state to hold their cross over night services across the state, ignoring the recent directive by the state government against the spread of second wave of COVID19.
The State Government had last Wednesday cancelled Cross Over Vigil across the State as part of measures to control the second wave of COVID19.
The state government also postponed the resumption of pupils and students in primary and secondary schools to Monday, 18th January, 2020.
The Chairman, Ondo State Interministerial Committee on Coronavirus and Vice Chancellor, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi said the Committee has had extensive interaction with various stakeholders, physically and virtually, on the need to take proactive measures against the second wave of COVID-19.
According to him, the State is working to ensure it recorded no substantial case during the second wave of the pandemic, while imploring people to pay due attention and observance to the precautionary measures put in place to safeguard them.
Prof. Fatusi pointed out that no church service organised in respect of the new year celebration must exceed 10p.m until further notice, in line with federal government directive on curfew.
But in a chat with ROVING REPORTERS, the Chairman of CAN in Ondo state, Reverend John Oladapo said “Yes, Services (will be) held as the normal tradition demands.”
When asked if that would not be against the state government’s directive, the CAN Chairman added that “We were not consulted. We are not aware of that.
“Issues like this is not just a radio announcement or someone just writing from one corner of his office. ”