By Patrick Obia
The Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade has reminded Christians in the State to hold services in their house and pray for the well-being of Cross River.
The Governor who reiterated the ban of social gathering in a letter signed by his Senior Special Adviser on Religious Matter, Bob Etta, to Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Cross River State chapter as catholic faithfuls set to mark 2020 Palm Sunday, today 5th April.
The letter further admonished for social distancing at least three meters from each other and to wear nose mask to avoid the spread of the virus.
Letter in full: “His Excellency, Sir Ben Ayade (KSJI) the Governor of CRS, the Hon. Commissioner for Health and indeed the COVID 19 Response team in CRS wishes to thank CAN CRS for the great co-operation shown thus Far in the fight against Coronavirus in our dear State. We are grateful that your efforts has kept our State Coronavirus free today.”
His Excellency wishes to remind us that these last days are critical therefore:
1. For Masses/Services (Palm Sunday) only 5 persons are permitted.
2. No processions are not permitted tomorrow. Social distancing of 3 meters is still in place.
3. Since the Church is first a family, we are encouraged to hold our religious services in our homes and pray for the wellbeing of our State and Nation.
4. Remember to wear a mask when going out.
5. May God save our State from the scourge of this pandemic and bless us all.
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