Pastors have staged a protest against the Edo State Government’s decision to stop people that have not taken the COVID-19 vaccines from attending church services and entering public places.
In a picture making the round online, a group of clerics with their leader were seen sitting on the ground, and carrying placards with different inscriptions.
The Christian leaders are protesting against the government’s compulsory COVID-19 vaccination directive, which makes the presentation of vaccination certificates a ticket to access public places.
Recently, a government circular surfaced which indicated that the state government through the Head of Service had mandated civil servants across the state to either take the vaccines or stay away from office.
Consequently, a suit was filed by one Charles Osaretin marked FHC/PH/FHR/266/2021 against the governor and five others at a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.
Hence the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, was restrained from enforcing compulsory COVID-vaccination directive, restricting unvaccinated persons from attending mass gatherings from September as contained in his directive.