The House of Representatives has banned all forms of religious gathering, open worship and gathering of ant king. The move to ban open worship was reached after hours of deliberation and debate among the lawmakers.
The ban on open worship will mean that the Redeemed Christian Church of God Monthly Holy Ghost service will put on hold. It will also affect other churches with a huge crowd and mosque with put a large crowd.
The lawmakers said Nigeria should act and suspend such large gatherings.
They also banned all visitors from the National Assembly until further notice.
With this resolution, constituents will either write their representatives and wait for a reply or see members in the constituency offices.
Moving the motion of urgent public importance, Rep. Zakari Isa Chawai said even though the government has put some measures in place to ensure flight restrictions into the country, there was the need to restrict public gatherings.
Chawai commended the management of the NYSC for shutting down its orientation camps across the country, pointing out that there was the need to take more proactive measure and quarantine travellers to the country.