Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday ordered reopening of praying grounds for Muslims in the state.
He said that Muslim praying grounds across the state will be opened for the 2020 Eid-el-Kabir prayers.
He however, warned that Muslim faithful must ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols in the state.
Makinde in a statement made available to Newspot by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said that it has become imperative for the sake of public health and wellbeing of all worshipers that the Eid prayers are conducted in strict compliance with the guidelines on prevention of COVID-19.
He urged leadership of each praying ground in the state to ensure availability of handwashing points and compulsory use of nose masks.
“As the Muslim Ummah prepare to undertake this year’s Eid-el-Kabir prayers, the Government of Oyo State wishes to advert Islamic clerics and leaders to the need to maintain strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols, especially the social distancing rule.
“The Eid Praying Grounds across the state have, upon the directive of the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, been opened to Muslims for the purpose of the 2020 Eid-el-Kabir prayers.