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Oshodi Mosques comply with Lagos Directives on non- reopening of religious centres directives

By Saheed Salimon and Kaosara Ayinde

Mosques in Oshodi, Lagos State, fully complied with the state’s directives on non reopening of religious centres on Friday as earlier announced.

The Lagos State government had earlier announced Mosques will resume jumah services in the state today, 19 Friday, while church services were scheduled to commence on 21 June, but given the rise in index cases of coronavirus pandemic recorded in the state, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced on Tuesday that religious activities would no longer resume as planned.

In a fact checking mission by The Bliss News to check level of compliance with the directives, it was found out that all mosques in Oshodi were under lock and key in compliance with the directives.

It would be recalled that the Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheikh Sulaimon Oluwatoyin Abou-Nolla has also directed mosques in the state not to open yet as a result of rise in the coronavirus.

“The mosque should still be closed because the number of index cases is still on the rise. They should not open Mosques for now.

“The government should not rush to open religious centres since the reason for their closure has not been defeated,” Sheikh Abou-Nolla had said.

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