The Ogun State Authorities has mentioned it’s placing efforts in prime gear in direction of secure reopening of church buildings and mosques within the State.
That is as a state authorities delegation visited church buildings and mosques in Egba Ijebu and Remo areas of the State to establish their degree of preparedness.
DAILY POST recollects that church buildings and mosques have been shut down in March to keep away from the unfold of coronavirus pandemic amongst congregants.
The Federal Authorities has since lifted the restriction on worship centres throughout the nation after the relief of lockdown.
However, Gov Dapo Abiodun, mentioned worship centres in Ogun ought to stay closed because of the rise in instances of COVID-19 within the State.
Nonetheless, responding to calls by residents for the reopening of non secular centres, the federal government mentioned it met with non secular leaders to look at their degree of compliance with COVID-19 tips.
On Wednesday, a delegation, which comprised the State Commissioner for Well being, Dr. Tomi Coker; the Commissioner for Bodily Planning and City Improvement, Tunde Odunlami, in addition to the Setting Commissioner, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, met with non secular leaders.
The federal government representatives additionally inspected the preventive measures put in place by respective faith-based organisations.
Worship facilities visited included the Redemption Camp; Ijebu-Ode Central Mosque; St Sebastine’s Catholic Church, Ijebu-Ode; Sagamu Central Mosque; Ibara Baptist Church; Headquarters of Mountain of Fireplace and Miracles Ministries; Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Ake; Ansar-u-deen Central Mosque, Adedotun, amongst others.
Addressing newsmen after the go to on Wednesday, Well being Commissioner, Dr. Coker, mentioned there have been combined reactions being seen among the many non secular our bodies, so far as their degree of preparedness is worried.
In response to Coker, an clever determination in direction of reopening of the worship facilities can be thought of based mostly on the proof at authorities’s disposal.
She disclosed that some worship centres have proven that they may not assure the protection of worshippers towards the lethal coronavirus.
Nonetheless, she mentioned there are some which have compiled with the laid down COVID-19 protocols.
“We noticed combined response from the non secular leaders on their degree of preparedness as a result of some have proven that they can’t truly assure the protection of their congregants from the COVID-19 pandemic and there are some which have complied with the laid down protocols,”she mentioned.