Church Activities Resume in Ogun State Amidst Thanksgiving
Christians in Ogun State have returned to churches to observe Congregational Sunday services after the state government lifted the ban on places of worship imposed since March.
It was a moment of joy and thanksgiving for Christians in many churches monitored in Abeokuta metropolis as church auditoriums reopened for worship after months of restriction.
Worshipers along Abiola Way, Ajebo road, Oke Ilewo and Isalẹ Igbehin among other areas who spoke with Radio Nigeria thanked God for the opportunity, noting that they have more than enough reasons to be joyful.
Some senior clergymen in the state including Apostle Lawrence Achudume of Victory Life Bible Church thanked God for his protection over the congregation.
He also commended the government for putting measures in place to reduce the spread of the virus then warned people to be cautious and follow the guidelines.
Other clergymen also assured government that they will continue to sensitise their members to the fact that the reopening of worship centres does not mean that the Coronavirus pandemic has been defeated.
The Ogun State Taskforce on illegalities also monitored activities of the churches in the state, to ascertain level of compliance with coronavirus protocols and guidelines by the authorities at the worship centres.
Commander of the Taskforce, Chief Superintendent of Police, Mr Toyin Afolagun led his team across the state to a number of churches across the state capital to ensure compliance with Covid-19 protocols by the worship centres.