A credible election remains the basis for conferring legitimacy on any government in a democratic dispensation.
This was disclosed by the spokesman of the Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Saturday.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, announced this at a COVID-19 press briefing in Ado Ekiti, saying it was to curb the spread of the virus.
Abiodun gave the directive on Friday at a news conference in Abeokuta.
The state’s Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Kabiru Getso, said this in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, Abbas Habib, on Saturday in Kano.
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.
This is coming against the backdrop of the reopening of mosques on the orders of the state Governments in Borno, Gombe and Zamfara among others.
The Niger State Government has vowed that Churches and Mosques that henceforth fail to observe the precautionary measures of social distancing to stop the spread of Coronavirus Disease in the state will be shut down.
The Council of Imams and Ulama, Kaduna State Chapter has suspended the congregational Friday and five daily prayers whose population exceeded 20 persons until further notice due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Amidst reports that a few Muslims still insist on conducting congregational prayers, particularly the weekly Friday Jumu‘ah prayer, despite the ravaging Coronavirus in all parts of the globe, an Islamic human rights group, Muslim Rights Concern, has warned them to eschew extreme positions in matters of religion.
Christian and Muslim bodies in Ogun State have directed churches and mosques to comply with the state government’s directive banning all high-density gatherings as part of measures to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state.
The Commissioner, Lagos State Ministry of Home Affairs, Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, made this known on Tuesday in Alausa, Ikeja during a Stakeholders Meeting with the Nigeria Inter-religious Council.
They made the call on Monday in Calabar during meeting of religious leaders with the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Frankland Briyai, organised by the Department of Voter Education and Publicity, Cross River office of the commission.
The Federal Government has declared Thursday and Friday as public holidays to celebrate the New Year and Maulud Nabiyyi (birthday of Prophet Muhammad)
Bello said that government had been inundated with complaints from residents living near some religious places disturbing their neighbourhoods with noise and it would no longer watch the trend continue
Seems to me that the more churches/mosques mushroom every day, in every cranny and corners, ministers of God seem to wax randy and randier and randiest