The Christian Association of Nigeria and the Nigerians Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs have meet with representatives of the Federal Government over the reopening of Churches and Mosques, which were closed to congregational prayers following the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease in the country.
At the meeting, which was held on Wednesday in Abuja, the Federal Government was represented by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
According to available information, the CAN delegation to the meeting was led by the Chairman of its North Central chapter and President of FCT Baptist Conference, Rev. Israel Akanji.
Both the NSCIA and CAN were said to have agreed to the already outlined guidelines by the NCDC and the PTF.
CAN was said to have presented 13 guidelines to be adhered to by churches.
This was confirmed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the Special Assistant on Media and Communications to the President of CAN, Rev. Samson Ayokunle.
On the part of the NSCIA, it mooted that worship be held the same hour according to Qur’anic injunctions and that children will be excluded from congregational prayers.