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Lockdown: Ekiti State Governor Ready To Allow Mosques, Churches Reopen, Meets With Religious Leaders

On Friday, the governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, met with religious leaders as part of the process of reopening closed worship centers to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

At the conference, the Governor established a committee to set up modalities and draw up a workable plan that would not jeopardize the lives of worshippers after the re-opening of religious centers may have taken place.

The Committee shall be composed of members of the Government of Nigeria, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA). 

Represented by Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, Deputy Governor, Fayemi gave the committee a week to submit its report to the state government.

Fayemi, who emphasized that the lives of the citizens of the state were very precious to him, noted that the meeting was in fulfillment of the commitment he made in the national broadcast he made on 31 May. 

The Governor emphasized that priority should be given to figuring out ways that would not jeopardize the lives and safety of worshippers.

He explained that his administration has always pursued harmony between the citizens of Ekiti and the residents, regardless of their religious beliefs. 

The Governor urged the Committee to accept the full compliance with the recommendations of the COVID-19 protocols.

The members of the Government of the Committee shall be the Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade; Commissioner for Education , Science and Technology, Mr. Foluso Daramola; Commissioner for Special Duties, Alhaji Ayodele Jinadu; Head of Operation, Mrs. Peju Babafemi and Director General, Office for Development, Policy and Implementation, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko.

Christian members on the committee included the President of the CAN State, Rev. Fr. Peter Olowolaf; Bishop Clement Abifarin and Reverend Joshua Orikogbe. 

Muslim leaders on the committee included NSCIA Chairman Alhaji Yakubu Sanni; Alhaji M.A. Abdulsalami and Prof. M.A. Abdul Raheem.

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