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Gov Abiodun Announces Date To Reopen Churches, Mosques In Ogun


Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has disclosed that  opening of religious activities in the state will commence on June 19, but depends on the preparedness of churches and mosques to the new normal.

He said churches, mosques and other worship centres are to remain shut while the government reviews suggested guidelines on the re-opening of religious centres in the state.

The governor who explained this during a news conference in Abeokuta added that the government had recently taken written submissions and met with religious leaders on Thursday to discuss modalities for the reopening of the worship centres.

He added that the meeting had agreed that a sub-committee, inclusive of the religious leaders, should review the submissions and the discussions to enable the government to arrive at a composite framework for the gradual lifting of the ban.

He further said that he would unveil the reports and suggested guidelines of the committee in his next briefing as committee will make reports available on or before June 12.

“The June 12 deadline for the submission of the guidelines is to enable the gradual opening of religious activities to tentatively commence on June 19, subject to the review of preparedness by our churches and mosques to the new normal,” he said.

“Any place of worship that violates the guidelines will be closed;

“The guidelines will be reviewed at regular intervals based on developments, including expert opinions and data from the field,” he said

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