BREAKING: Ekiti Suspends Reopening Of Churches, Mosques
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The Ekiti State Government on Friday announced the suspension of reopening of religious centres in the state earlier scheduled to reopen on July 17.
In a statement, in Ado-Ekiti by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, the government said the decision was taken consequent upon the review of the preparedness of religious to comply with conditions stipulated for reopening.
The statement said: “The latest communique of CAN is indicative of the fact that worship centres are not yet ready to comply with conditions stipulated as guidelines and conditions set out by the government for reopening of worship centres
In view of the foregoing, the state government has shifted the date for the reopening of worship centres on August 14, 2020 to give the worship centres enough time to meet the prescribed conditions for the reopening”, he said.
The Commissioner said as much as fumigation of religious centres remains a prerequisite for reopening, she added that such should not be done in contravention of the Ekiti State Environmental Health and Sanitation Law.
She stated that those within the ages of 1 -12 and 65 and above are also exempted from attending any congregational programme in any religious centre because of their vulnerability.