Gov. Oyetola Gives Nod to Reopening of Worship Centres
Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has directed reopening of worship centres across the state for two weeks.
This followed separate meetings he held with Christian and Muslim leaders on guidelines for reopening of churches and mosques across the state for two weeks.
The governor stated that the decision to reopen worship centers partially was in response to the request by religious leaders and the resolve of the Federal Government to lift ban on religious activities.
He said the state government had prepared some guidelines that must be followed in order to forestall possible spread of the virus as a result of the reopening, adding that further actions by the government would be determined by compliance level to the guidelines.
Mr Oyetola explained that only regular church services of not more than one hour and maximum of two services would be allowed, while Jumat service including sermon and prayers must not exceed 20 minutes.
He said vulnerable individuals such as those from age 65 and above and people with underlying ailments are to continue worshipping at their respective homes.
Mr Oyetola also directed that all church and mosques premises be fumigated to ensure that the worship environments were free of virus and other infectious diseases