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COVID-19: Fayemi Suspends Planned Reopening Of Worship Centers


Fayemi led administration has suspended indefinitely the planned reopening of mosques and churches on Friday, July 17th  and 19th, respectively.

Naija News Understands that the Ekiti State Government announced the suspension of reopening of religious centres in the state because of failures of the religious body to comply to needed guideline and regulations.

In a statement, in Ado-Ekiti by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, the government said it took the decision consequent upon the review of the preparedness of religious to comply with conditions stipulated for reopening.

The statement said: “The latest communique of CAN is indicative of the fact that worship centres are not yet ready to comply with conditions stipulated as guidelines and conditions set out by the government for reopening of worship centres.

“In view of the foregoing, the state government has shifted the date for the reopening of worship centres on August 14, 2020 to give the worship centres enough time to meet the prescribed conditions for the reopening”, he said.

The Commissioner said as much as fumigation of religious centres remains a prerequisite for reopening, she added that such should not be done in contravention of the Ekiti State Environmental Health and Sanitation Law.

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