The FCT Administration has described as average the compliance level to established non-pharmaceutical measures , and 50% capacity seating arrangements in Churches during the cross over night.
The SSA on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Comrade Ikharo Attah stated this during a random monitoring of crossover services to usher in the New Year.
Comrade Attah who was accompanied by some heads of relevant agencies and security operatives visited the
First Baptist Church, Area 11, Garki-Abuja, COZA in Guzape,
ECWA Goodnews, Maitama District, and Methodist Cathedral of Unity, Wuse Zone 3, Abuja.
A brief tour of the city revealed that the celebrations of the New Year Eve, witnessed a handful of fireworks in the FCT.
Comrade Attah attributed the development to growing consciousness among the FCT populace, against the pandemic and commended the role of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), for sensitising church leaders and followers ahead of the service.
“For us at the FCTA , the compliance level is average; it is so , in the sense that when you go round the churches , some of them fully on masks with their temperature checked, and social distancing maintained.
“People around the FCT still put on face masks.Our greatest thanks goes to the Christian body, CAN, that has been charging its members to be conscious and join the fight against the pandemic”.
At the First Baptist Church, Area 11, Garki-Abuja, Senior Pastor of the Church, Rev. Tom Takpatore, said the church arranged seats in line with the established safety guidelines.
Similarly, receiving the team at the ECWA Goodnews, in Maitama District, the CAN Chairman FCT Chapter, Rev. Dr. Samson Jonah, noted that church leaders across the territory were properly informed to ensure that all the necessary precautionary measures were put in place .
He however reiterated the commitment of churches in FCT and Nigeria at large to intensify efforts at combating the corona virus
By Remi Johnson