Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has directed Mosques and Churches in the State to open for two weeks, after separate meetings with religious leaders in the state.
Oyetola during the meetings on Wednesday, discussed with Christian and Muslim leaders in the state on guidelines for reopening of churches and mosques across the state for two weeks.
The governor disclosed that the decision to reopen worship centers partially was in response to the request by religious leaders and the resolve of the Federal Government to lift ban on religious activities.
He said the state government had prepared some guidelines that must be followed in order to forestall possible spread of coronavirus as a result of the reopening, adding that further actions by the government would be determined by the effect of compliance level to the guidelines by churches and mosques during the two-week period.
Reeling out some of the guidelines at the meeting held in his office at the Government Secretariat, Abere, and Government House respectively, Oyetola said only regular church services of not more than one hour, and maximum of two services would be allowed, and that Jumat service including khutbah (sermon) and prayers must not exceed 20 minutes.