Bauchi lifts ban on religious gathering, relaxes lockdown

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Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed

Bauchi State Government has lifted the ban on religious gathering in the state, to enable Muslims in the state to celebrate the Eld-di- Fitri celebrations and also attend Friday Jumu’at prayers on Friday.

The ban was initially imposed in April to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state.

Governor Bala Mohammed made the announcement on Wednesday at a stakeholder meeting held with traditional rulers, religious leaders and security agencies held at the Banquet Hall, Command Guest House in Bauchi, the state capital.

Mohammed said the state relaxed the partial lockdown putting into consideration recent declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) that the disease may not go soon and the fact that other states in the Northeast have lifted their ban.