Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has announced the lifting of weekends restriction in the State, just as worship activities commences, in line with the agreement reached by the committee set up to develop guidelines for reopening of religious centres.
Abiodun who made this known in a statement, noted that it was imperative that all stakeholders comply fully with the agreed guidelines, to further flatten the curve of the pandemic.
“After thorough deliberation, consideration and resolution, we decided to reopen worship centres with effect from Friday 14th August, 2020, as indicated in my last address. It is of great importance that all stakeholders fully comply with the agreed guidelines, so that, together, we can further flatten the curve of this pandemic”, he said.
He further enjoined religious leaders to ensure that all guidelines, including wearing of facemasks, provision of running water, decontamination of worship centers before and after every service, provision of Veronica buckets for hand washing, provision of alcohol based hand sanitizers, as well as the discouragement of the use of air conditioners during worship service, among others were strictly adhered to.
On education, the Governor noted that junior secondary school three (JSS3) students were to return to school from Monday, August 17, 2020, while entrance examinations into the Ogun State Boarding Schools would take place on Saturday September 12, 2020.
“Following the release of the timetable for examinations by the National Examination Council (NECO), JSS3 students, who have registered for the NECO Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) are to return to school from Monday 17th August 2020, the BECE exam organized by the Ogun State Government will hold at a date to be announced later”, he said.
Prince Abiodun added that the number at every social gathering should not be more than 50 people.