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Covid-19: Religious Activities at Weekends Come Alive in Ogun State

Religious activities at weekends have returned in Ogun State with the opening of mosques and churches.

Worship centres were instructed to comply with the Covid-19 protocol after four months of closure.

The state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun had on twenty ninth of last month announced the re-opening.

Mosques across the state reopened for Friday Jumat service with an impressive turn out of worshippers.

At the Kobiti Central Mosque, worshippers complied with Covid-19 protocol such as wearing of face masks, observing social distancing

It was also observed that worshippers in the mosques visited were had done their ablution before coming to the Mosque. 

Running water outlets were also seen at strategic points at the various mosques with hand sanitizer, soap and Infrared thermometers to check the temperature of the faithful at the entrance of the worship centres.

Some churches also visited were seen cleaning the worship centres along Abiola Way, Asero and Gbangba area of Ijaye in Abeokuta preparing for the Sunday service.

The Chief Imam of Egba land, Saadahllah Bamigbola, while speaking, thanked God for the reopening the worship centres after many months of lockdown. 

He admonished both Christians and Muslims to follow all directive of the government in reducing community spread of the virus. 

Also at Ibara Housing Estate Mosque, all the safety protocols were seen in place for worshippers to observed. 

Big banners with inscription of ‘No Mask no entry’ were posted at the entrance of the worship centres.

Social distance arrangements of marking were also noticed at the worship centres.

Some faithful and residents of Abeokuta while speaking with Radio Nigeria on the re-opening, said they were excited to have activities on the weekends.

Wale Oluokun

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