Covid 19: Christ Embassy Church Seals Off Untill Further Notice In Uyo

Salaudeen Teslim, Kwara

One Christ Embassy Church has been sealed off until further notice in Uyo by Akwa Ibom State Government for allegedly violating the government directives in reopening of churches in the wake of covid 19.

Emmanuel Ekuwem, the Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government expressed his disappointments at how the state covid 19 monitoring team were assaulted and abused by the pastors and congregations of the church.

In his statement earlier today, "Today, Sunday 21 June, 2020, the Akwa Ibom State Government and the Christian Association of Nigeria Monitoring Team, while on a routine compliance/inspection visit to Christ Embassy Church, Nung Akpa Ime branch off Nsikak Eduok Avenue to enforce the guidelines and protocols adopted to prevent the community spread of the dreaded COVID-19, were obstructed, attacked and brutalised by the pastors and some members of the church.

"In response to this act of lawlessness by the church and in order to avoid the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 in Akwa Ibom State, the Christ Embassy Church building and premises are hereby sealed with immediate effect till further notice."

Ekuwem further promised that the pastors and relevant members of the church will be made to face the wrath of the law.

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