Oyo State Government has said Muslim Praying Grounds across the State will be opened for the 2020 Eid-el-Kabir prayers.
The State Government noted that Muslim faithful must ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols in the State.
Oyo State Governor, Engr.nSeyi Makinde, gave the directive in a statement made available by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
According to the Government, it has become imperative for the sake of public health and wellbeing of all worshipers that the Eid prayers are conducted in strict compliance with the guidelines on prevention of COVID-19.
The State Government’s urged the leadership of each praying ground in the State to ensure availability of hand wash points and compulsory use of nose masks.
Mr Taiwo Adisa noted that as part of protocols that must be observed during the Eid festivity are observance of the social distancing rule by allowing only 25 per cent of worshippers at every instance.
The statement added that the EOC has also contacted all the Health educators in the 33 LGAs in the State with a mandate to reach out to possible places of gathering and advise them on the need for responsible behaviour, just as the centre has revved up risk communication advisories on radio.
The State Government wishes the Muslim Ummah a peaceful Eid-el-Kabir, filled with the blessings and benevolence of Almighty Allah.