Rivers State Government has temporarily relaxed the restrictions.

Rivers State Government has temporarily relaxed the restrictions.

In a broadcast on Thursday, Governor Nyesom Wike said the directive permits the Muslim community to observe their Jumaat Prayers today, while Christians can hold Easter services on Sunday.

The Bayelsa State government also relaxed its lockdown measures for Easter celebrations.

Governor Duoye Diri’s Acting Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah, said the measure was specific to church services during the Easter celebration.

He said churches with large congregation would be permitted to have 50 persons during services, while 20 worshippers would be allowed for smaller churches.

In the same vein, the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has lifted the ban on religious grounds.

Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, said it was to allow religious bodies to have their normal worship, but called for caution.

Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa states also lifted the ban on movement for Easter.

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