by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Low turnout of worshipers was on Sunday recorded across churches in Kaduna metropolis during congregational church services, after 75 days of lockdown of worship places in the state.
Our correspondent, who monitored the church services, reported that the turnout of worshippers was generally poor, especially in Sabon Tasha area of Ugwan Boro and environs.
He observed that many worshippers could not turn up for personal fear of the Covid-19 spread, why some of those in the church premises could not enter inside for lack of face-masks and other things.
He also reported that why some churches rescheduled resumption for normal congregational services to next Sunday, others spent only one hour conducting church services.
A Catholic worshipper, Geoffrey Pius, who spoke to our reporter, said he observed that, “while there were a lot of checks before entering the church, there was lack of social distancing at the church entrance as people cropped up.”
Pius however informed that only two people were allowed for a chair of about five meters long inside the church for the purpose of “social distancing.”
He also stated that the leadership was so strict about face-masks and hand sanitizers, among other things, as they provided washing water with soap, to enforce Covid-19 regulations.