Cross River: Gov Ben Ayade Bans Prayers In All Schools

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The Governor of Cross River state, Ben Ayade has ordered that no public or private primary and secondary school in the state should hold morning or afternoon prayers.Ben AyadeBear in mind that many of the public schools in the state were established by Christian missionaries, as the directive came on the heels of a prevailing security concerns in the country.

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He also directed that all teachers with effect from next year must be in suits during official hours.

The directive which was sent to all zonal heads in the state said, “the ministry hereby directs all public and private primary and secondary schools across the state to suspend all assemblies (morning and afternoon) till further notice.”

All school heads were directed to comply strictly or risk sanctions.

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In a reaction, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) signed by Archbishop J. E. Ukpo and Apostle Iwara Oleh Obeten, state chairman and secretary respectively, said such directive was completely unacceptable, adding that it would negatively affect the upbringing of children.

CAN urged the state government to immediately withdraw the directive.



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  1. Please somebody should tell Ben Ayade that stopping prayers in schools will not remove the heap of rubbish opposite former afribank near watt market , it will not pay salary arrears of state government employees, it will not give us reasonably constant electricity and will not produce the 1000 jobs he promised crossriverians. He should concentrate on embettering our lives and not bringing satanic orders. Why shouldn’t children be brought up with the fear of the Lord by being prayed with during assembly? Whatever evil he is planning the prayers of the saints will wake up heaven against him. IJN.

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