Coronavirus: Rivers governor threatens to shut down churches

Coronavirus: Rivers governor threatens to shut down churches

Governor Nyesom Wike claimed Tuesday that the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of 10 billion naira to fight him during the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has threatened to close churches if they don’t meet COVID-19 guidelines.

Wike made this known during the thanksgiving service in celebration of Priscilla Mark’s 90th birthday, held at St. Martin’s Anglican Church, Omagwa, in the Ikwerre local government area of ​​the state.

He regretted the residents’ refusal to wear face masks, especially in churches and markets.

“When you go to most churches, they don’t wear masks. Go to the markets, they don’t wear masks. They believe that COVID-19 is not real. It’s not real because it hasn’t happened to you. Nobody you know who is very close to you has died. But if someone has died and the person was close to you, you will know that COVID-19 is real, ”he said.

“I want to appeal to all of you that we have to be more strict now because of the way the second wave is going; it is deadlier than the first wave. I know how many people we have lost since the second wave started.

“Tell all the churches in your diocese that everyone should wear masks. If you don’t comply, I will have no choice but to close the churches. Pentecostal, Catholic, Anglican, you name it, I won’t have a choice, because when you do, who spends the money to try? It is the state. We need to use the money for something else, not for this. Therefore, we should be able to discipline ourselves. “

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