We Have Not Banned Prayers At Mosques – Plateau Govt

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Plateau State Governor and Chairman Northern States Governors Forum, Barrister Simon Lalong

By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos

Plateau State Government has debunked what it called false information making the rounds that the  Government has banned prayers in Mosques and other Muslim places of worship. 

A statement by the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Dan Mangjang said this is not only false and malicious but an attempt by merchants of conflict to disrupt the prevailing peace in the state.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Simon Lalong’s broadcast message is clear and unambiguous.”
 

According to him, the Governor directed for the observance of two meters social distancing and a congregation  of not more than 50 persons at religious gatherings of all faith. 


“Additionally, the Government banned outright cultural festivals and anniversaries while funerals and marriages should be among family members.


“Religious and community leaders should therefore, guide their members appropriately and disregard the rumours and divisive message being peddled by perpetrators of conflict.


“Lalong thanks the people of Plateau State for their cooperation so far.


“All citizens are assured that the Rescue Administration will ease the restrictions placed to ensure the  coronavirus pandemic does not infect any citizen resident Plateau or visiting  the state state for business,” it stated.


The Government further implored travelers coming in or passing through the state  to subject themselves to screening at the state Government designated points. 

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