Sunday, April 5, 2020

Churches witness low turnout on Palm Sunday in Anambra

Many churches witnessed low worshippers for the Palm Sunday service in Awka, the Anambra capital with most of them visited maintaining the required social distance of two meters for safety.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports in Awka that most worship houses were monitored by priests on adherence to government directive while others worshiped online.

At St Peter Catholic Church Nkwelle-Awka, worshipers attended the 6am service maintaining social distance.

At St Faith Anglican Cathedral a priest who preferred anonymity was seen ensuring that worshipers used the hand sanitiser placed at the entrance of the church.

“All I am here to do is making sure that everyone that comes here washes their hands and use this sanitiser,” he said.

At Dominion Chapel, Awka fewer worshipers were seen entering the church devoid of the large turnout usually witnessed.

Anthony Eigbe, a worshiper told NAN that the low turnout was deliberate.

“Proper spacing of about two meters necessitated the low turn out for us not to go contrary to government directive.