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FG, CAN, NSCIA, NCDC Agrees on Churches & Mosques Re-Opening



FG Plans to Re-Open Churches & Mosque in June - Read Guidelines

FG, CAN, NSCIA, NCDC Agrees on Churches & Mosques Re-Opening

Churches and Mosques Re-Opening to Commence Soon

There is a glimpse of hope towards opening our religious centres, Churches and Mosques, as top necessary agencies meet to discuss guidelines required to put in place towards re-opening.

The signs are getting real after the Leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) met with the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.


According to a report published by the Nation, the NCDC, CAN, NSCIA, and other agencies are present at the meeting which was held on Tuesday, May 26, to draft out modalities for reopening churches and mosques.

Recall that there has been a pressure from Nigerians, agencies, individuals on the government to lift the ban placed on religious centres with less consideration to the increasing cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Today, NCBN released a publication displaying the total number of COVID-19 cases which has skyrocketed to 8,733 within 24hrs of its threshold count of 7,000+.

Back to the meeting, they came to the conclusion that religious centres should be opened albeit with precautionary measures that must be totally complied with.


Churches and Mosques will be re-opened, but they must follow the below laid down rules & guidelines:

  1. Alcoholic sanitisers, soap, water and temperature readers must be provided by churches
  2. Worshippers must apply sanitisers and use face masks after washing hands
  3. Sitting arrangement should accommodate distancing with a one-meter gap between two worshippers.
  4. Handshaking and hugging should be avoided before, during and after the service.

To further testify the acceptance of this new development, the CAN president, Rev Samson Ayokunle accepted it and added that security operatives will be employed to ensure and enforce total compliance with the new precautionary measures.

CAN president, Rev Samson Ayokunle - Tagged in Churches & Mosques Re-Opening  COVID-19

CAN President, Rev Samson Ayokunle – Tagged in Churches & Mosques Re-Opening

He also said, the guidelines for the ban lift mandates churches to fumigate their premises before reopening for services.


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Labour Force

Kogi Governor Approves Implementation of N30,000 Minimum Wage for workers



Kogi Governor Approves Implementation of N30,000 Minimum Wage for workers

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has approved the implementation of N30,000 as minimum wage for the workers in the state.


The secretary to the state government, Folashade Ayoade disclosed this on Tuesday after an extensive meeting with the organized labour in Lokoja


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She blamed the delay in the implementation on the inability for the committee to meet regularly due to the covid-19 pandemic which has been overcome.


The SSG equally commended the organised labour for their understanding and patience, which she said has resulted into the signing of the implementation of the new minimum wage.

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CBN to End Forex Sales to Commercial Banks in 2022



Author: Eunice Johnson, Abuja 

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has put Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) on notice that it will stop selling forex to them by the end of 2022. CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele made this known in Abuja on Thursday at the end of the Bankers’ Committee Meeting where he also introduced the RT200 Programme.




Emefiele said the time had come for the banks to go out there and source for forex by funding entrepreneurs with ideas. The CBN, Emefiele said, will support the banks by granting rebates and other support until the banks find their feet in sourcing their forex by themselves.

He also disclosed that the apex bank’s policies and measures have led to a significant improvement in diaspora inflow from an average of US$6 million per week in December 2020 to an average of over US$100 million per week by January 2022. He added that the CBN would be reviewing these intervention programmes going forward to ensure that they continue to achieve the desired results.

He said international bodies, including some embassies and donor agencies, have been complicit in illegal forex transactions that have hindered the flow of foreign exchange into the country.


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Customs Corner

Customs CG Deploys 37 Comptrollers as Comptroller Attah Heads Kebbi Command



Customs CG Deploys 37 Comptrollers as Comptroller Attah Heads Kebbi Command

Author: Gift Wada, Abuja

The Comptroller General of Customs Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd.) has approved the deployment of 37 Comptrollers to various Units, Departments and Commands across the country.

This was disclosed in a release signed on Tuesday by the Customs Deputy National, DC Timi Bomodi for the Comptroller General of Customs.

Among those deployed are the present National PRO of Customs Comptroller Joseph Attah who will assume the office of Area Controller of Kebbi Command, Comptroller AAS Oloyede who shall be moving from ICT/MOD to Tin Can Island Port Command, while Comptroller SI Bomoi to FCT Command. Other postings are Comptroller BA Jaiyeoba to Oyo/Osun Command, Comptroller A Dappa-Williams to Eastern Marine Command, Compt. MA Umar Kano/Jigawa, Compt. KC Egwuh ICT/MOD, Compt. LM Mark Enugu/Anambra/Ebonyi, Compt. T Tachio CTC Kano, Compt. AA Umar Western Marine, Compt. M Dansakwa North Eastern Marine, Compt. AC Ayalogu T & T and Compt. KD Ilesanmi will assume duty as Comptroller Board among others.


Ali in postings released on 7th of February, charged the newly posted Comptrollers to justify the confidence reposed in them by NCS Management by bringing to bear their years of experience and training in trade facilitation and anti-smuggling activities on their new assignment.


Given the enormous expectations of government regarding revenue generation in the current year, the Comptroller General reiterated the need for all Area Controllers and Unit heads to take full charge of the affairs of their Commands by ensuring absolute compliance with extant fiscal policies while leveraging on the efficient management of data to optimize trade facilitation and revenue collection.

Furthermore, the CGC directed all officers to be extremely vigilant in protecting the lives and wellbeing of Nigerians by ensuring the full fortification of our borders against the incursion of smugglers and other cross border criminals.

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