Determined to reduce the spike of COVID-19 virus through community transmission ,a high powered government delegation has again visited the Redemption Camp, to check the religious center’s level of preparedness come August 14, when corporate worship services is expected to resume after several weeks of closure .
This visit to the Redemption Camp, which is coming on the heels of a previous engagement with worship centers across the state is to finally ascertain the center’s level of compliance with the strict protocols of preventing the further spread of the virus amongst the people of the state.
Addressing the RCCG delegation ,Chairman of the taskforce ,and Commissioner for Health, Dr.Tomi Coker stated that the visit is to confirm the compliance of the worship centers in line with the strategic measures adopted to mitigate the further spread of the deadly virus amongst the people of the state.
“We are here at the Redemption Camp, with my colleagues to actually confirm the Mega church level of compliance for reopening of the worship services. We have moved around to inspect the church congregant spacing ,toilet and hand washing facilities ,sanitizers ,and they have shown us how they intend disinfecting in-between services and on the flow of crowd. We have to continue ensuring compliance in order not to have a spike in the number of cases. From the outcome ,so far, with what we see here today, we are satisfyh with it”, she noted.
The Commissioner thereafter advised the congregants to adhere strictly with the stated guidelines of regular wearing of facemasks ,physical distancing and regular santizing and hand washing all in order not to experience any untoward situation that may affect the entirety of the people.
Responding, the assistant General Overseer, Administration and Personnel, Pastor Johnson Odesola said the visit to the church headquarters’s was indeed timely and quite informative at these period ,assuring that the guidelines would be strictly followed for the benefit of all.
While commending the state government proactiveness in combating the spread,Pastor Odesola called on other religious stakeholders to support the government directive in combating the virus.
Other members of the taskforce who were on the entourage included the State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development ,TPL Tunji Odunlami ,his Tourism and Culture counterpart , Dr.Toyin Taiwo ,and Environment ,Hon. Abiodun Abudu Balogun ,as well as the Special Adviser on Health ,Dr Tayo Lawal amongst others.