The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has called for the re-opening of churches nationwide.
The South-East branch of the body condemned the shutdown of churches by the Federal Government over fear of the spread of coronavirus in the country.
CAN in a statement on Monday by the Chairman, South-East, Bishop Dr. Goddy Okafor called for the re-opening of churches saying that it remained a place of hope for the people as every other solution to the pandemic seemed elusive.
“From the feelers around the globe, it is quite glaring that the solution to this global problem lies in God’s hands.
“While we appreciate the efforts being in place by various governments of the world to solve this problem, we must say that God must be resorted to at this point in time.
“We have seen that even the so-called world powers have melted in the face of this epidemics. This leaves us with one option- to seek the face of God as a people. Prayer is the answer, the key to this problem.
“To this end, we call on the government to re-open worship centres and allow the people the opportunity of gathering together to cry unto God. During such a period, Churches would take adequate measures to maintain social distancing by limiting the number of worshipers at a time, as well as providing items for social hygiene.”
“This is the only way out of this global confusion.”