The Federal Government has accused some religious organisations of sabotaging the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, stated this on Thursday in Abuja at the joint national briefing of the task force.
He expressed that by holding large gatherings events contrary to laid down coronavirus protocols.
According to Mustapha, the PTF had continued to engage with relevant stakeholders on issues arising from the impact of COVID-19, including mental health, drug use, and gender-based violence.
“We have observed, rather sadly, that Nigerians, particularly some faith-based organisations, have continued to hold events of large gatherings capable of spreading the virus.
“The PTF urges all sub-national entities that signed the protocols with these organisations, and have primary responsibility for enforcing the protocols, to step up their roles of enforcement,” Mustapha said.