Port Harcourt church doesn’t want to take chances, moves Easter service online

Florence Uwaeme

Following governor Wike’s directive to religious organizations to hold their services to full capacity and shun the already existing social distancing in the state, The King’s Assembly has directed its members to shun any type of gathering and join the church online streaming instead.

The church pastor, pastor Chris Ugoh made this known through a circular he posted on the Church’s social media handles.

In the letter, he thanked the governor for all the measures he has taken so far to ensure that the novel coronavirus is contained in the state and advice his members to continue to maintain the hygienic standards stipulated by World Health Organization (WHO) and ensure they join the Sunday resurrection service via their different online streaming channels.

He wrote, “In my live broadcast of March 24, 2020, on the Coronavirus, I highlighted the need to ensure strict compliance with the world health organization recommended safety procedures. I want to encourage you and every member of your family to continue to maintain the hygienic standards as stipulated…”

“We have received information about his excellency, Governor Nyesom Wike’s approval to allow open service for churches and mosques this weekend… We appreciate the governor for his wisdom especially as this is a very important event for the church. However, we will continue with our online services as earlier advertised and announced…”

This is the second church in Rivers state that is holding on to no religious gathering directive. The first being the Catholic church.