Governor, Udom Emmanuel,of Akwa Ibom State has approved the first Sunday in June as the resumption date for church activities in the state.
The governor gave his approval following the recommendation of guidelines by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
It was contained In a statement signed by the Commissioner of Information, Charles Udoh on Sunday night.
Acccording to him, his recommendations were backed by an undertaking to comply and signed by representatives of all the blocs.
He said, ”The State Government is confident that CAN; being a body full of integrity, will do everything within its jurisdiction to ensure that all churches adhere strictly to these guidelines as violators will be prosecuted.”
He noted that a Joint Monitoring Team has been set up in each Senatorial District; comprising representatives of Government, Security Agencies and CAN to ensure full compliance.
He however said that the ban on burials, wedding were still very much on ground.