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Ten Million Naira fine for anyone who do not follow guidelines for burial and marriage ceremony – Governor Nyesom Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has set up guidelines that must be followed in cases of burial or wedding ceremony. The decision for the guidelines was reached at the State Executive Council meeting headed by Governor Nyesom Wike. The guidelines are as follows;

.Families who wish to bury their loved ones must provide the names, phone numbers and addresses of invited guests.

.Marriage ceremonies must first be registered with the government through the Commissioner for Social Welfare.

.All Weddings/Marriages have an attendance limit of 50 people.

.The names, addresses and phone number of all attendees made available with the application (To enable quick contact tracing if need be).

.Soap and running water has to be kept at the entrance to the venue in not less than three places while all attendees are to wear face masks and maintain social distancing of not less than 2 meters.

.Church weddings are to be conducted between 9am and 12noon, while traditional weddings are to be conducted between 4pm and 7pm.

He further stated that representative of the Ministry would be present to observe the event.
According to a statement by the Rivers State government, A fine of N10,000,000 is to be paid by anyone that puts people at risk by breaking this regulation.

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