In one fell swoop, four states in the North – Borno, Gombe, Adamawa and Zamfara – on Thursday reopened Mosques and Churches.
It was a major easing of the lockdown imposed to curb Coronavirus spread.
The Federal Government frowned at the situation having not been consulted as expected, in line with the COVID-19 protocol.
Besides, the Federal Government believes that the situation of the virus spread had not reached the stage of lowering the guard.
Coronavirus cases in the country last night surpassed the 5,000 mark, with close to 200 deaths recorded.
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Control has resolved to engage with the governors.
Minister for Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed said: “We are always working together with the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF). We believe that the governors won’t do anything that will put in jeopardy all we have achieved in the last few weeks of lockdown. So, I think it is better that we continue the engagement and I am sure that the chairman of the taskforce who is constantly in touch with the governments will take up this matter and we hope that he will be able to give a feedback.”