The Chairman, Abia State Inter-Ministerial Committee on COVID-19 questioned why people discover it tough to obey authorities directives.
The Abia State Inter-Ministerial Committee on Covid-19 on Wednesday sealed off a church, Chapel of Solutions Ministry, Jubilee Street, Aba over non-compliance with COVID-19 protocols, The PUNCH experiences.
The committee equally arrested for prosecution, the Presiding Pastor of the church.
Addressing Aba residents and members of the church throughout an inspection in Aba, the Chairman, Abia State Inter-Ministerial Committee on COVID-19, and Secretary to the State Authorities, Bar Chris Ezem, questioned why folks discover it tough to obey authorities directives as to remain protected.
He described as alarming, the growing variety of COVID-19 sufferers in Aba warning that the state authorities will not tolerate any breach of COVID-19 protocols.
Ezem mentioned, “We’re not doing something that’s misplaced. Authorities directives and protocols of spiritual worship are very express. Authorities directives are that spiritual worshippers can worship on Sundays; 50 individuals per stream, and observe social distance and different protocols.
“We made it clear that there needs to be no mid-week actions. Lagos State simply withdrew from the opening of church buildings and Mosques due to the occasions which can be unfolding.
“We are able to’t begin risking the lives of Abians. The federal government is making each effort to make sure that individuals are protected. Our numbers (of COVID-19 contaminated individuals) are growing by the day and it ought to fear you. We’ve to be alive to proceed to worship.
“Why would this church be going towards the directives towards mid-week service?
“The lives of Abians are essential to the state authorities and I’m ordering that the pastor be prosecuted for violating authorities directives.”