Gombe State Government has announced the conditional suspension of the ban imposed on places of worship to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya announced the suspension today in Gombe after a meeting with religious leaders in the state.
Yahaya said the decision followed assurances from the religious leaders to comply with all health directives on the coronavirus pandemic.
Yahaya noted that the restriction imposed by the state government to contain community spread of the disease had yielded results.
He said that since the religious leaders had given assurances that they would comply with all health authorities’ directives on COVID-19, Churches and Mosques should open for worship.
The Governor directed that some members of the religious organisations be trained by the state’s task force on COVID-19 to ensure effective observance of the preventive measures.
Yahaya, however, warned that the failure of religious organisations to comply with health directives, the government would re-impose the ban.