The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Adamawa state chapter, Bishop Dami Mamza, has called on Christians to be mindful of the importance of the Easter season even as the world continues to grapple with the effect of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bishop Mamza in a press briefing in Yola, said “considering the importance of Holy Week and Easter in the history of our faith and in order not to celebrate Easter without any Liturgical activity, we encourage smaller units of congregational assemblies of 50 people only for the Holy Week ceremonies and Easter Sunday Masses and Services.”
Before now, churches have been shutdown alongside schools and businesses in Adamawa state following an order by the state government government a bit to curtail the spread of the coronavirus disease.
The CAN chairman take exception with the Easter season and ask churches to have a congregation of not more than 50 persons. He said, “Bloc Leaders, Heads of Churches, Bishops, Pries,ts and Pastors should please ensure that this directive is strictly adhered to.
“The Faithful are encouraged to continue with private devotions in their respective homes. If Masses and Services must be conducted in a Church, we recommend besides the social distance that soap, running water and hand sanitizers should be provided at every Church entrance.”
Bishop Mamza further encourage people to please stay at home and go out only when necessary, as well as follow all protocols put in place for the prevention of the spread of the disease.
“We call on you dear brethren to cooperate maximally with the relevant Government agencies in their efforts and measures towards the welfare of our people in the face of this killer disease.”