The Ogun State Government has ordered the reopening of worship centres in the state.
The directive was made known by Governor Dapo Abiodun on Friday, in a statement made available to journalists.
He said, “After thorough deliberation, consideration and resolution, we decided to reopen the worship centres with effect from Friday 14th August, 2020 as indicated in my last address.”
“This decision was made in line with an agreement reached by the committee set up to develop guidelines for reopening of the religious centres.”
“The Committee includes the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN); the League of Imams and Alfas and Government representatives.”
“I am delighted to note that reports reaching us indicate varying but encouraging level of preparedness by the Worship Centres.”
“Therefore, today, Friday, 14th August is hereby confirmed for the commencement of operations of the Worship Centres, subject to the guidelines.”
The Governor further urged all stakeholders to comply with the agreed guidelines of maintaining social distancing, wearing of nose masks, hand washing and application of hand sanotizers.
He said, “Wearing of face masks in the public is compulsory and failure to do so is punishable.”
“Only one passenger is still allowed for motorcycles and two passengers only for tricycles. Taxi cabs and buses still have 60 per cent limitation on their carrying capacity and non-adherence attracts sanction.”
“The COVID-19 Task Force in markets must continue to ensure physical distancing, availability of handwashing facilities, and use of gloves and facemasks for traders. Decontamination will continue in our markets and other public places.”
Governor Abiodun also reiterated that the limitation on social gatherings not exceeding 20 people at any place is still in force.