The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has met with religious leaders to determine steps to take to reopen worship centres which were closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
At the meeting which held on Friday, the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, who represented Fayemi launched a committee to fashion out modalities and come out with workable protocol that won’t compromise lives of worshippers after the religious centres might have been reopened.
The committee consisted of representatives of the state government, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).
The governor gave the committee one week to submit its report to the state government.
Members of the Committee from the state government were; Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade; Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Foluso Daramola; Commissioner for Special Duties, Alhaji Ayodele Jinadu; the Head of Service, Mrs. Peju Babafemi and Director General, Office of Transformation, Strategy and Delivery, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko.
Christian leaders on the committee included the state CAN Chairman, side are Rev. Fr. Peter Olowolafe; Bishop Clement Abifarin and Rev. Joshua Orikogbe.
Muslim leaders in the committee included the state President of NSCIA, Alhaji Yakubu Sanni; Alhaji M.A. Abdulsalami and Prof. M.A. Abdul Raheem.