The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said worship centres and schools should remain closed for another two weeks in the next phase of eased lockdown.
In a statement made available to newsmen on Friday night by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, Abiodun said data available to him, as well as the opinions of experts has continued to show that the fight against COVID-19 is not yet won.
He disclosed that an Ogun State border Local Governments is one of those with the highest number of cases in Nigeria.
This, he said was because of the level of testing.
Gov Abiodun emphasised on the need for the state to exercise high level of restraint.
He said Ogun can neither afford more deaths or allow the number of cases to outnumber the capacity the state can manage.
“Consequently, we are extending our current Phase of eased restrictions for another two weeks,” he said.
As usual, the governor disclosed that his government will continuously review the guidelines based on data from the field and expert opinions.
While speaking on the Federal Government’s decision to lift the ban on interstate travels, the governor added that the State will monitor this development to determine its impact on the COVID-19 situation.
He said his administration will not stop to adjust by consulting with the federal government.
He proceeded by saying, “Schools are to remain shut.
He informed that he had set up a committee to engage all stakeholders, especially on the resumption of certificate classes, saying Churches and mosques activities will remain closed.