- Governor Ayade has ordered the resumption of religious activities
- The governor said the decision was made in consideration of issues of spiritual economy
- Meanwhile, he also insisted on strict observance of handwashing and use of sanitizer
After several weeks, the ban on public worship earlier imposed as part of the measures against coronavirus has been lifted by the Cross River state government.
This was disclosed by Governor Ben Ayade on Wednesday, May 20, in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Christian Ita.
He said the directive will take effect from Sunday, May 24.
However, the governor said the use of face masks remains compulsory for all worshippers.
Going further, he disclosed that worship should be limited to their sitting capacities while hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer is a must.
According to Channels TV, the governor noted that the decision to lift the ban on public worship follows the consideration of the ‘spiritual economy’ and in response to appeals by religious leaders in the state.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that civil servants from grade level 10 in Cross River state were ordered to resume work on Tuesday, April 14, by Ayade.
This was disclosed in a statement on Saturday, April 11, by the Cross River governor's spokesperson, Ita.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the governor's spokesperson, Ita, has disclosed that 35 American oil workers were denied entry into Cross River state on Monday, March 30.
Ita in a statement on Tuesday, March 31, said the governor outrightly refused to allow the Americans in the state in compliance with his restriction of entry to the state by air, land and sea.
The spokesperson said the Ben Ayade administration would not compromise the safety of its citizens, no matter how tempting the prospects.
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The flight conveying the Americans was scheduled to land in the state but the governor insisted that the Americans must be tested either in Abuja or Lagos before they are allowed entrance into the state.
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