Ondo State Government has granted permission for churches in the state to hold Easter Sunday services.
It however issued some conditions the churches must adhere to with a view to curbing the spread of COVID-19.
A statement by chairman of Ondo chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Reverend John Oladapo, said social distancing order would be observed.
He said the Easter services would hold between 7am and 12noon on Sunday and warned against posting the church services on social media.
Commissioner for information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, in his explanation, said there was no need for any misgivings.
Ojogo said the position of CAN and the Government should be seen as mutually inclusive.
According to him: “CAN’s statement is explicit enough that Government had graciously granted a special relief to enable Christians celebrate Easter Sunday, being one of the most important annual celebrations of the Church. That is the true position; more so that the word ‘restriction’ advisedly applied to provide the caveat for this special concession in line with crowd control regulations.
“For emphasis, there will be no Easter Retreat (Good Friday Programmes) or the Jumat service gatherings on Friday or ‘Gallilee’ on Monday. The ban on all social, political and religious gatherings continues afterwards, until further notice,” Ojogo said.