The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has with immediate effect, lifted the ban placed on religious congregations across the state, thereby allowing religious gatherings to resume their worship activities.
The governor issued the directive in a statement signed by his Commissioner of Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, when he addressed newsmen in Lokoja on Thursday.
He, however, urged all religious leaders to put in place preventive and precautionary measures in their various worship centres in order to contain the outbreak and spread of coronavirus in the state. He enjoined the religious leaders to continue to pray for the end of the pandemic so that the world could return to normal life and activities.
He called on religious leaders to continue praying for the end of this Coronavirus pandemic and also told them to ensure preventive and precautionary measures were put in place at all worship centres across the State, to clamp down on the spread of COVID-19.