Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has directed the suspension of some Development Centre Coordinators and immediate dissolution of Sub-Committee on Religious Worshipers.
Umahi gave the directive in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Mr Uchenna Orji, in Abakaliki on Sunday.
He said that the action was with the exception of its Chairman, Rev. Fr Abraham Nwali, who was in the church at the time of the Sunday service.
The governor said, “The suspension and dissolution followed the failure of the groups to effectively guard the borders and entry points in their domains.”
He added that “the step was also due to the inability of the State Anti-Coronavirus Sub-Committee on Religious Worshipers to ensure the enforcement of the COVID-19 precautionary measures among churches on April 12, 2020”.
Umahi said the Secretary to the State Government and Coordinating Commissioner, Dr Kenneth Ugbala, was compiling the details of the borders reported as having enforcement leakages.
“Members of the public are enjoined to call the anti-coronavirus situation room and any member of the anti-coronavirus central committee.
“To give genuine information on border, service centre and institution where the regulations and the precautionary measures are not being complied with,” he said.