Churches in Kogi state have been assured of the government readiness to ensure that churches that wish to observe cross-over services on December 31, 2020, could do so without hindrance.
The state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Bishop John Ibenu, gave the assurance Wednesday in Lokoja against widespread news that federal and some state governments have banned churches from conducting services to mark the end of the year owing to the outbreak of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
Kogi CAN chairman said, “I have spoken with the government today, we shall observe our cross-over services in our various Churches on 31st into 1st January.
“Let us keep the nation and Kogi State in prayers and trust that no plague will come near our state and I wish you all a glorious extraordinary breakthrough 2021.”
Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has consistently maintained that the COVID-19 pandemic, even though it exists, had been exaggerated for political and economic purposes.