Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Wednesday announced that worship centres would reopen in the state effective August 14.
He made the disclosure while giving COVID-19 updates at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
He warned that any worship centre that fails to follow all the guidelines would be sanctioned appropriately, noting that even the holy books stipulate obedience to constituted authorities.
Some of the measures put in place include mandatorily use of face masks, sitting two metres apart, provision of handwashing facilities, amongst others.
He said, “We urge our religious leaders to ensure that they abide by the measures mutually agreed upon and rolled out. As a government, we will not hesitate to impose severe sanctions, including, but not limited to, lockdown on any worship centre that fails to comply with the laid down guidelines. It is important to note that all religions obey God and the authorities of the land.