The Government measure to contain The novel Virus spread by closing all socal and religious gathering.
The Governor of the state Rotimi Akeredolu stated on Wednesday despite the freedom of religious all activities will be inline with the corrective measures of Covid-19. He said there is mutual agreement and understanding between the religious leader before we embark on out decision
“As agreed with religious leaders, in specific terms, worship centres are to commence their main activities with effect from Friday”.
“Only weekly Friday Jumat services and Sunday church services will commence in the first instance. Other daily programmes within the week are not yet approved for takeoff.”
He encourage all Spiritual leader to maintain the social distance regulation. In the case of churches, not more than three people are expected to sit on a pew while the equivalent applies to the sitting positions in the mosques and other worship centres.
According to the Governor speech
“Religious leaders and administrators must ensure strict compliance with the physical distancing rules in places of worship. In the case of churches, not more than three people are expected to sit on a pew while the equivalent applies to the sitting positions in the mosques and other worship centres.
“Water and soap must be provided at all entries into the centres or halls of worship.
“All worshipers must be made to wash their hands in the pattern approved and practised since the beginning of the pandemic.
“Hand sanitisers must be provided and used by each worshipper at every entry point and at other convenient points on the premises. All worshippers and workers inside the centres and on the premises must wear face masks properly during the duration of the service.
“Churches, mosques and other religious centres must regularly decontaminate and sanitise their premises, facilities and equipment before and after the services.”
The Governor concluded his speech asking all Spiritual leader should take note of the directive or be shut down. He uses the medium to announced that another four new case of Covid-19 in the state.