A non-governmental organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern, has advised state governments against the reopening of mosques.
The PUNCH reports that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in an address on April 27, had said “the restrictions on social and religious gatherings shall remain in place” but Borno, Gombe, and Zamfara State Governments, amongst others, recently reopened religious centres within their jurisdictions.
Commenting in a statement on Monday, MURIC Director, Ishaq Akintola, said such move was hazardous to public health safety while urging Muslims to desist from congregational worships until the Federal Government says otherwise.
He said, “There are reports that some state governments have given the green light for the opening of mosques. This may not be wise enough. We must be on the side of caution regarding this dangerous virus whose cure has not been found. Muslims should not rush to their graves. We suggest that mosques should remain closed until the Federal Government declares the country safe from the pandemic.