Ogun State Governor, Mr Dapo Abiodun has on Friday suspended ongoing plans to reopens churches and mosques in the State, News9naija reports.
Recall that the Ogun State government had earlier fixed June 19 for gradual reopening of religious and worship centers across the state. However, the Governor has rescind the government’s earlier decision citing the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state as reason the government is making U-turn on its earlier decision.
He said, “Consequently, we are confronted with two choices – yield to the demand of those who want the restrictions to be further relaxed or even completely removed, even if this is at variance with the dictates of incontrovertible data analysis and scientific opinion; or tow the path that preserves public health and safety, even if not so popular.
“As a responsible administration, we choose life and the wellbeing of our citizens and are therefore constrained to take the painful but necessary decision to maintain the current regime of eased lockdown in the meantime.
“We are consequently suspending our initially slated reopening of places of worship.”