Following the re-opening of worship centres in Lagos State, the State has organised a training programme to orientate 50 religious leaders on Covid-19 safety protocols in the State.
The programme which was organised by Lagos State Safety Commission in conjunction with the Ministry of Home Affairs at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja, yesterday 13th August 2020 was themed ‘Covid-19 – Health and Safety Protocols’.
Addressing the participants of the training, the Director General of the Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola, stated that with the re-opening of worship centres by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, there is need for all religious leaders in the state to observe safety protocols to curb the spread of Coronavirus among their worshippers.
Noting that the training is aimed at ensuring that leaders are orientated on basic hygiene management and clearly understand all safety protocols put in place by the State and Federal Government, the Director General said ” The pandemic has unleashed social and economic hardship on every aspect of human lives across the world without sparing places of worship. Hence you must always be on guard and comply with stipulated safety protocols in order to protect yourself and followers from the disease” He advised.
The Honourable Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, ably represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Adebunmi Adekanye urged participants of the programme to transfer the knowledge acquire to their colleagues and members of their places of worship.
Responding, the Chairman of CAN, Prof. Alexander Bamgbola, represented by Rev. Father Matthew Ogunyase and Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheik Sulaimon Abour-Nola represented by Alhaji Shakirudeen Abdul-Gafar, promised to support the State by ensuring strict compliance to all safety guidelines and protocols in all worship centres in the State.