The Kano State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said the use of face masks is now compulsory, for anyone to worship in any church in the state.
This directive was contained in a statement on Friday, signed by the chairman of the association, Rev. Samuel Adeyemo.
Adeyemo said the decision follows the approval by the state government, for churches to reopen from Sunday, May 24.
The conditions are as follows:
1. Wearing of face mask : It is compulsory before anyone is allowed into the church for worship.
2. Bucket/drum of water and soap : It should be made available for members to wash their hands before entering the church
3. Availability of alcohol-based hand sanitizers : Alcohol-based hand sanitizers should be made available for worshippers to use before, during and/or after worship
“Beloved servants of God, we sincerely request that all our pastors and congregants observe these important regulations as both CAN’s monitoring and enforcement team shall be visiting every church alongside the state monitoring and enforcement team.
“We do believe we shall cooperate with the CAN leadership to sustain the honour God has given to his church in the land/state.” he concluded.