Covid-19: Jehovah’s Witnesses take over the public ministry
The authority of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Nigeria announced on Monday that the witnesses will resume all forms of public witness except door-to-door ministry.
The national spokesperson for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Nigeria, Olusegun Eroyemi, in a statement he issued in Abuja, explained that this instruction was received on May 31, 2022.
He said Jehovah’s Witnesses resumed in-person meetings on April 1, 2022, but maintained their public preaching on virtual platforms.
“After more than two years of carrying out their Bible teaching work virtually in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jehovah’s Witnesses will once again resume all forms of public witness except for the ministry of door to door.
“Jehovah’s Witnesses welcome the opportunity to once again share their message of hope with their neighbors. While telephone testimony is very useful, it has obvious limitations which will now be supported with the resumption of our prosecution service.
“They will now be visible in public places, including parks, ports and streets; showing their witness carts and leading Bible studies. They will conduct their public testimony in accordance with existing government guidelines on COVID-19,” the statement read.