Kano state Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Chairman, Rev. Samuel Adeolu Adeyemo, has said over one million Christians in the state should stay at home to pray on Sunday, to comply with the lockdown order or get arrested.
The state CAN chairman, however, warned that anybody found flouting the order would face the consequence and will be arrested and subsequently prosecuted.
However, all Churches were under lock and key,as Christians in the ancient city, complied with the lockdown order ,as worshippers did not attend the Sunday service
According to him, the lock down order impose by the state governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, was necessary in a bid to stem the spread of COVID -19 in the state.
we members of state CAN, had passed the necessary circulars round to all Church leaders ,advised them on the need to tell members ,to obey the lockdown order ,hence ,any Christians caught in the process of not compiling by the order ,he/She be arrested and be prosecuted ,because he or she does not represent Christians.
Also, the spiritual head of Our Lady of Fatima Cathedral, Catholic church, Reverend Father Micheal Adegbola said over 6000 parishioners were exempted from six banal weekly mass sessions.
According to him, the church was initially confronted with challenges in enforcing the lockdown order, because of them didn’t believe it, but we had to educate and sensitize our people to understand the dangers involved at this time, where people had to stay at home and pray.
However, the gigantic First Baptist church located on France was on Sunday placed under lock and key.
The Nation reports that at the ECWA church, the usual English, Hausa and Yoruba Sunday services were not also observed.
When this reporter visited the Living Faith Church at Sabon Gari, Deeper Life, Redeem church ,ECWA and other Churches in the ancient city of Kano ,were all empty as no Christians turn up for Sunday service
It was also observed that all the churches sited at Badawa quarters also complied with the sit at home order by refraining from conducting Sunday Christian rituals.