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Covid-19: Ekiti Mosques won’t re-open for now – Islamic Clerics

Muslims in Ekiti State have resolved not to re-open mosques for religious activities.

The decision was reached at a meeting convened by the League of Imams and Alfas and the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Ekiti State, held in Ado-Ekiti.

In a statement, the President, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Yakubu Sanni said the meeting was held to give the report of the conditions for re-opening of Mosques in the state as laid down by the state government.

According to Alhaji Sanni, it was agreed that mosques would not be opened as some of the conditions laid down by the state government could not be met within the stipulated time frame of July 17 pronounced by Governor Kayode Fayemi during his recent broadcast.

He explained that they resolved to hold on for a while in preparations to meet the conditions laid down.

The body however lauded the state government for the steps taken to safeguard the lives of worshippers in Ekiti State against the COVID-19.

The Muslims leaders urged the faithful to continue pray against the pandemic.

Amos Ogunrinde

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