The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has given its approval for churches to hold cross-over services in Abuja on December 31, but with observance of COVID-19 protocols.
Spokesperson of the FCT COVID-19 task force Ikaro Attah stated this at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday.
Mr Attah urged church leaders to obey the government’s directives to avert the spread of COVID-19.
According to him, the combined team of the task force would monitor compliance.
Attah stressed the need for worshippers to support the decision of the government that would promote the progress and development of the territory.
“We have discussed with religious leaders on the need to obey the COVID-19 protocols, so all those who will be engaging in crossover night worship service must adhere strictly to the guidelines,” he said.
Attah, who said that worship centres should not be overcrowded, asked worshippers to join the programme through online platforms.
He said: “For those who will not comply, we will not overlook them jeopardise the lives of others, those that fail to comply will be brought before the court for prosecution.”