The Akwa Ibom State Government has sealed the Christ Embassy Church, Uyo for disregarding the safety measures put in place for religious centers on reopening services to half community to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The Pastor who objected to the guidelines for the reopening of worship centers said that the ministry was not under CAN, and as such is not bound by the regulation of its members. He stated that the regulations were impracticable as touching the use of face mask and not having more than 200 worshipers at once which he said is an attempt to gag the Church.
On a patrol today, Sunday June 21 by the inspection team of the State Government and the Christian Association of Nigeria, an unexpected act followed as the team arrived at the Nung Akpa Ime branch, State House of Assembly Road, off Nsikak Eduok Avenue by 11:00am to check the compliance with the guidelines was reportedly resisted by the Pastor and some members of the Church.
Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, the Secretary to the State Government has to the effect announced the immediate sealing of the worship center till further notice and demands that the Pastor and his accomplice be called to face the consequences of their action.