COVID-19: Ogun state government set to reopen churches, mosques

COVID-19: Ogun state government set to reopen churches, mosques

- Worship centres are set to open in Ogun state after closure for four months

- To ascertain the readiness of the worship centres, a government delegation visited churches and mosques in the state

- The delegation also met with religious leaders and inspected preventive measures put in place by the faith-based organizations

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The Ogun state government has concluded its plan to reopen churches and mosques almost four months after they were closed as part of moves to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

Last month, representatives of the Ogun government met with religious leaders and tentatively fixed reopening of worship centres for Friday, June 19, but the plan was later suspended by Governor Dapo Abiodun, who cited the rising number of cases in the state for the decision.

To ascertain the readiness of the worship centres, a government delegation visited churches and mosques in Ijebu, Remo and Egba axis of the state on Wednesday, July 22.

COVID-19: Ogun state government set to reopen churches, mosques

Governor Abiodun had earlier postponed the reopening of worship centres last month. Photo credit: Ogun state govt
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The team comprises of three commissioners, Dr Tomi Coker (health); Tunji Odunlami (physical planning and urban development) and Abiodun Abudu-Balogun (environment).

The delegation also met with religious leaders and inspected preventive measures put in place by the faith-based organizations.

Meanwhile, Jigawa governor, Badaru Abubakar has cancelled all the Eid-il-Kabir celebration and traditional horse Durbar during the Sallah festival in the state.

The governor gave the order while speaking to journalists in Dutse the state capital, on Tuesday, July 21.

He said the initiative is in line with the state’s continued fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Similarly, all traditional Sallah festivities to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir has been cancelled in Kano by the state government.

Mallam Muhammad Garba, the state commissioner of information, disclosed this in a briefing on Wednesday, July 22.

The commissioner noted that the decision was taken at the State Executive Council meeting held on Tuesday, July 21, as part of its effort to integrate the success Kano has achieved in the fight against COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has called on Nigerians to adhere strictly to the guidelines of the NCDC on the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.

National Commandant of the Corps, Dr Dickson Akoh, gave the advice at the weekend, during PCN’s 22nd-anniversary celebrations held in Benue state.

‘‘The Peace Corps of Nigeria, therefore, is of the most considered view that policymakers, security agencies, frontline health workers and the entire citizenry must be closely-knit in a shared understanding and struggle against this invisible enemy called COVID-19,’’ Akoh stated.

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