The Ogun chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called for a meeting between leaders of religious groups and the state government to discuss modalities for the reopening of worship centres.
Chairman of the state chapter, Bishop Tunde Akin-Akinsanya, who made the call in Abeokuta, yesterday, said the meeting had become necessary to sustain the gains recorded by the state in its ongoing efforts at flattening the curve of the spread of the coronavirus.
The clergy’s call is coming on the heels of the planned expansion of the current phase of the eased lockdown in the state necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Governor Dapo Abiodun had on Friday, announced that the current phase of the eased lockdown would terminate on Sunday.
The governor also said that the second phase, which would commence on June 1, would be accompanied with a further ease of the lockdown and expansion of the windows of relaxation.
Akin-Akinsanya in a statement, suggested a meeting with the government to analyse the achievements and challenges posed by the pandemic in the state “with a reflection of the realities of the days going forward. We appreciate the positive strides and successes of the state government, particularly during this trying period of the global pandemic.”