Ogun State Govt Announces Date To Reopen Worship Centres

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Barring any last-minute change, religious activities will commence in Ogun State by June 19.

Governor Dapo Abiodun revealed this while briefing newsmen in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta on Friday.

According to him, the state government has held a high level meeting with representatives of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) as well as the League of Imams and Alfas in Ogun State.

At the meeting, Abiodun informed that religious leaders were asked to present their submissions on how the restrictions on places of worship can be relaxed.

“We have received their submissions,” Abiodun said.

He spoke further that “a sub-committee of our COVID-19 Task Force, including religious leaders will review the submissions” for final adoption of the committee in the next few days, on or before Friday, June 12.

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“This is to enable the gradual reopening of worship centres for religious activities to tentatively commence on Friday, 19 June, 2020.” he declared.

Abiodun said the relaxation is subject to review, warning that any worship centre that violates the guidelines, when released, will be sanctioned.

He reminded Ogun indigenes that the weekend lockdown as well as the ban on interstate travel are still in place; adding that “the pandemic is still with us.”

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