Reopening: Church service must not exceed an hour – FG

6/2/2020 8:47:00 PM

Reopening: Church service must not exceed an hour – FG

June 2, 2020Kindly Share This StoryCongregants wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing during a church service in Akure, Ondo State on SundayKayode OyeroThe Federal Government has said the duration for each church service must not be more than an hour,

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The PUNCHreports.The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this on Tuesday during a briefing in Abuja.Aliyu while rolling out guidelines for the reopening of worship centres said, “Churches to open from 5am and close by 8pm

“For churches, each service should be for a maximum of an hour with an interval of thirty minutes in between services to allow time for disinfection.”Similarly, the national coordinator said Friday prayers in mosques should also not exceed one hour.“Mosques may open 15 minutes before and ten minutes after prayers. The total time for Friday prayers should not exceed an hour.

“Islamiya schools, Sunday schools, night vigils, and children classes are to remain suspended.“Worshippers should be encouraged to sign up for preferred worship and make the option of virtual service an option.“There should be no gathering either or after worship and business outlets within the premises should remain closed,” he explained.

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Nothing like risking other people dying so you can speak to an imaginary friend. We really need to get a grip. Islamic Satanic govt are trying to disguise their evil plot against Christianity, bcs US President has squizzed their balls with the Religion freedom executive order signed. Maniacs This directive will sweet police die. Just comply so that you avoid their trouble

After one hour, go back to your house. If not police will arrest you just to make money Such an unserious country 🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️ Cele shepherds left whatsapp group but why? when will this reckless display of ignorant management by the Covid-19 team be curbed? why define a time for religious gathering? what about the markets where people stay bunched up for several hours?

Long service can be so boring Corona use to have 1 hour strikes.... Awon were gbogbo any suggestion,decision coming from pit of hell...bloooood of Jesus take over But we can spend 6hours in the market, politicians can hold their meetings for 3hours and more but religion ate restricted to 1hr. We deceiving ourselves

hanjeeh13 As per corona attacks after 1hr whenever and wherever people are gathered 😂😂😂😂😂 Confused government Because sister corona is always an hour late to church 🤡 Mountain of Fire left the chat😂 All this, for the sake of what? What about mosque mumu people!!! Celestial churches left the group chat😂😂😂

Celestial churches no fit open be that Follow me I follow back pathetically If open. Lagos wahala O 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 I support this Gullible set of leaders...... So after One hour... COVID swing to action abi.... CAC left the group..... Anglican church and white garment churches looking away 😂 So coronavirus is contracted after 1 hour?

Is this legit? The Northern agenda is real The virus requires more than 60minutes to spread, wow! That’s a new one. It's time for people of faith to defy the government. Open our churches. Never knew Coronavirus works with time. PLAIN TRUTH I'll continue to say it no matter whose ox is gored, in ARestructuredNigeria, NigeriaGov should 've no biz with when or how churches, mosques, markets, et al, open across States. Abuja is just a meddlesome interloper. nassnigeria & Govs should fix this mess.

CoVid will give the church 1 hr grace. Issokay! g What if the Holy Spirit decides to move beyond 1hr?🙄 Yeah you know if it’s more less than 1 hour, corona will be late by the time it gets there Like the virus needs 1hr 1sec to infect people? Jokers in high places. God is the time keeper, please obey the law

Living faith will gladly break the rules..... They are good at that. Not good o. We need 1 hour minimum for Thanksgiving dance. Yes because corona virus works with time. Senseless people Chosen will not like this Ridiculous. I hour,just reverse your order....we will watch it at home I hope all General Overseers, Pastors and Bishops should hearken to this order. It is for the betterment of your members.

Why pressing on churches alone Is that the only gathering ground? Wat about people in Aso rock that spends hour saying wat dey can't do ,however the market places is there too abeg make una calm down biko It can't work at all ..... Nigerians are the people pushing the FG to make all the mistake. We like to be seen as being too religious but our relationship with God is zero%.

Na to cancel praise and worship What difference would this make though? Lol, who are they kidding?, them go dey use timetable We will just go there, do praise and worship for 30mins, testimonies for 10mins, offering 10mins and announcements and grace 10mins ... go home and watch the message online Owo PĘPĘ in jeopardy yepha...

Churches and mosque contribute nothing to Nigeria economy... we all should stay at home and pray to avoid stories that touches the heart... How will they know when the church commence? If the police visit a church, the usher will tell the police 'Oga we're about to start' 😂😂 Nonsense Nonsense They won't hear that one o.

Nigeria own is OKORO Virus that swing in every one hour What's that... so what has the number of hours got to do... let's understand why that is But what kind of reasoning is this? Either you open or not. What's with the timing again Shey this people well cha? Does it now take more than 1hr for covid19 to spread or what?

If u love your self pray at home. FG and Corona playing WHOT together. FG to coro: pick 2, general market , hold on (church in service for 1 hour) pick 2 again, general market, hold on (week 2 church in service for 1 hour) 🤡🤡🤡 This is not reasonable at all.we go to markets and spend over three hours,where there is no social distancing and all other guidelines are disobeyed,yet nobody says anything.but the church DAT is organised and ready to follow d guidelines are been restricted...

😅😅How do they plan to do this, na only praises and sermon, how will they even sanitize the pews, everything. After 1hr coronavirus starts operation It's shouldn't be open at all... 😤 Funniest thing I have seen today. 😂 When we are done with the child's play we will address the real issues. 😂 😂 Installing corona... 60 minutes left

Confused country Yh corona is going to go on a 1 hour leave. Catholic can even do 45 minutes 1 hr plenty ndi ara why are opening. Its 1hr for enough to praise God, dance, testimony the sermon and prayers? Warris going on sirnass1001 Corona at exactly 1hr 1minute How possible is that? Corona after 60 mins huh!!!

Virus now have timing 😂 We are smart. Before 60 minutes that it takes Coronavirus to detect new bodies fiam japa japa. Nigeria Federal government will never have sense. MFM una don hear? Staying in church as if it were raining outside. My own be say how choir go take sing with nose mask on? Busta Rhymes will be the chorister?

Punch and fake news Aunty corona is probably a latecomer🤗🤗🤗🤗 Rules are just too much... 😏😏😏😏 Because it takes two hours for corona virus to be transmitted or what? Not what they say or do the church is matching on. Because Corona comes back from beak after one hour? & pastors be like 🤔 .. If the Hunter has learnt to shoot without missing, the bird must learn to fly without perching ...

So what is the essence Corona comes every 60 minutes hurry to avoid being affected Odu Confusion everywhere! Markets can open for hours , over crowded but religious houses cannot. I really don’t understand this. Lolz you will be shocked wen they start Revival on corona 😂😂😂😂daz wen u wud see crowd and see dem doing deliverance

Synagogue Church ko? Noted Shior 🤔 FG is silly. How will 1 hour service stop Coronavirus from spreading😏 Oh31Ent Sometimes you just wonder what the FG is trying to achieve with its policies and approach to covid. So Corona will wait to strike after 1 hour service, this Govt is beyond confused 😂😂😂😂😂

Shey, Na by force to go church niii? Prayers 10mins Worship 10mins Preach 10mins Offering 10mins Youths wait behind 10mins Second service 10mins Clueless government After every 1 hour, they disinfect the church and another set of people come in................ till 6pm. That was the guidelines issued by the PTF

Within an hour You have to take church picture Collect church girls number Pray Dance Listen to the sermon And collect different names of offerings. Me: Nigerian pastors how we go do am Pastor we just pray and collect offering within that one hour Seems there is something sinister to the continue focusing on the church over this Corona virus stuff. Churches are more organized than the market, FG should channel their energy towards the markets not churches

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So, Covid-19 now works with time. Issoryt This can not work in CAC ooo I don't know who makes these decisions nor how they come about them, but they don't deserve to be in the conversation of decision making. Shey praise and worship that is for one hour sef😂🙄🙄 Our government and a mad man who is more clueless?

Ayiiiiiiiii😂😂 Sunday School Service is 60minutes. I hope this is not a pseudo state take over of the pulpit? Ema tan ra yin je. Na una Sabi Dat one.. I don't just understand ooooh Celestial Church of Christ left the group Nigeria is doomed 👌🏻 👌🏻 MFM 🔥left the group chat 🏃🤣 I have for over 2 in Anambra here..

CollinsAdolfIII 🤡 What's the essence of opening them then? Clueless government Celestial haven't even started the main service after an hour Aliyu while rolling out guidelines for the reopening of worship centres said, “Churches to open from 5am and close by 8pm 🙆🙆 —objection my lawwwdd.... Hardly enforceable

Some of these statements are truly laughable...You open computer village and other markets where social Distancing is impossible for hours and you ask church and mosque that has the capacity to control their crowd to open for one hour! To what purpose please? I don't even know how that matters, something that spread in seconds.

C &S Ayo ni o, will be looking at federal government like...... Is COVID 19 an accurate time keeper? Celestial Church of Christ left the WhatsApp group What kind of nonsense is this? Is it in church that people will get infected or what? Markets are opening banks are opening which are when more clustered than church. Now I think something is fishy.

What makes the difference Clueless government,, so what difference does it make if it hits 61mins mad people everywhere Nonsense Anointing no fit work on corona after 60 mins😂😂 Total and arrant rubbish guideline....that is I should not have time in God's presence and seek his intervention on COVID-19 An hour? OR must not exceed an hour 30 minute

Rubbish How do these set of people think? Owk the virus only attack after an hour. Now i get Lol, Idiots..! As an anglican I support this 💯%.... Please extend it after the lock down... Thank you in advance. They are confused. So what’s the point then? Why does our seems so clueless? Does COVID-19 work with time?

This is the worst government this country ever had. Curfew 10pm - 4 am Work on Mom, Wed, Frid Church - 1 hr. 100 case - lockdown d economy 10,000 case - Open up economy You begin to wonder about the kind of weeds this APC team smokes. Confused government. You sha hate anything School . What's your problem with Sunday school?

Maybe you people should turn local government chairmen to church time keepers Then why did you open churches. This country no be country So if it passes an hour, covid-19 will come inside the church building? Our leaders are comedians Lol covid starts acting up after an hour. Very Good Is it not Nigeria again? rules are made easily but hard to keep.

What a confused Government Mountain of Fire, CAC left this group... As per say corona na prison warder... I give u 5min to talk to d inmate 😂😂 As per say Corona go resume work after d 1hr 😂😂😂😂😂😂 confused people Lol This government is cruise iam_wil_li_am Apostolic church left WhatsApp group Jesus Christ. Who created Nigeria will never see peace even in death. So after one hour Corona can attack God pls if MaziNnamdiKanu cannot destroy this country do it yourself. Nigeria is just too fuck up

They just shouldn't go at all... That’s not enough time for the anointing to go round. And this people are elderly people that are making decisions as if they are small pinkin so they are telling us that within that 1 hour person no feel cash Covid-19 abi Onyekaaaaa ogsteevee them Dey confused Testimonies nko

Corona after one hour The catholic church 6am mass has no issue with this. Sharp sharp Joke Let's conduct like 5 services a day less than an hour.....that's a way out. 😉🤗 All this pastor that have missed collection of tithes and offerings, do you think 1hour will be enough for them to gather lost funds .. 😁😁😁🚶🚶🚶

Grab ur own Corona copy rush rush😂😂😂 Covid-19 has seen it all in Nigeria. 1hr or 3, what's the difference We create unnecessary problems. Never make a rule or regulation you cannot enforce or sanction. How does the government plan to police this? Does it have the manpower for this? Places of worship are either open or closed, not this hide and seek.

Some folks forming anger here are most probably tweeting from inside one over crowded danfo or BRT, sitting beside a stranger. But they are angry 🤣🤣🤣🤣 The problem is not even how long one stay in church service, how about maintaining distance, bcos on sunday now sister juliet that is leading praise session will start her first song with 'Hold somebody, tell him that you love him, lift ur hands together and praise the lord' 🥴

Funny... Very funny policy.. So no more testimonies, no more long praises and worship, no more waiting to see pastor and tell him your problems to receive healing.. Funny Based on my intellectual capacity and my vast knowledge, tactically and tentatively, right from the beginning of times especially in the light of Ecclesiastes evolution, I have come to a concrete, definite and profound conclusion that I actually have nothing to say. Thank you

What difference does it make while staying for hours? Say it in Winners ota, Lagos-ibadan express church farms FG...corona is time bound Ki leleyi? kelony__ can you see now? So FG is telling us that mosques gather in less than 1hr & churches should emulate that by rounding up theirs in 1hr.who else think the way I thanked🤔 Devil is taking charge gradually.

Must not exceed an hour like Corona has a set operational timeline.... smh Which kind confusion be this? 😂 The public official who came up with this directive should have his head examined. A market that has massive influx of people in and out has no such directives. What a shame! I don't know what is wrong with our leaders ☹️ So covid 19 can only be in worshipping center and schools..... it won't be in market places ?

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Who cares? What is the essence of easing the lockdown? One hour for church services? How many hours is the federal Government holding its meetings? Well let's see where all these madness will take us... Na federal government speech we dey go hear abi, the federal government is judging from their own religious perspective they prayer no dey pass 10mins, some churches even with 6 service(1:30mins each) e still dey choke.

I hope Covid-19 is listening now oh. Lol, come and beats us, Meaning that d life span of d Corona Virus 'vaccine' inside church 1hr🙄🙄😏😏so after 1hr d jinx expires n vum!!! D virus will start spreading 😂😂😂 Nigerian leaders abeg get sense naa. Am fed up ooo Covid will go to bed for 1 hour every Sunday.

The church has always been the target smh Punch what is the news sef.. FG says reopening in an hour.. Now Lagos state , says no church nor mosque should reopen.. What is the news and stop this foolish confusion..n shotdown So we need Corona virus to make us keep sunday services at one hour ? The FG must admit that they’re operating in total confusion. This is laughable!

30 minutes to disinfect the church before the next 1 hr service... Who is deceiving who? And how many of these churches will abide? Watin concern one hour service time with Coronavirus? Fg always puts the cart before the horse. Una welldone The public outrage is confusing them. I'm not surprised. If not Corona go burst door enter church

Please you people shouldn't confuse us joor🙄 Gov Sanwo-olu just said Churches and mosques are not allowed to open yet and here FG is saying just an hour service....Who should we go with now🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️ FG is obviously clueless as far as this reopening or easing of lockdown is concerned. Imagine how many damages could be done within an hour

Better FG may mean Once its 61 minutes, corona swings into action. Shior..... Staying at home sef is better🙄 One hour for what? I will follow anyone who like this reply and you follow back Govt tire for church matter lol 1 hour hmm I just hope there won't be hullabaloo. FG say YES, State Governors are saying NO. I smell Religion Pandemic. 😁 😁

Is better we still stay at home this is like just going there to pray and close

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