Muslims To Come With Private Praying Mats and Ablution Kettles As Mosques Reopen Today in Ekiti State


The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) chapter of Ekiti State has released a statement asking muslims to come with their private praying mats and ablution kettles as mosques reopen today in the state.

This was disclosed by the President of the Association, Alhaji Kunle Sanni who also promised that the services conducted in the mosques will be in line with the directives of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). He also said that the mosques who met the conditions set by the Government, including fumigation of premises, provision of infrared thermometer, sanitizers and handwashing facilities are the only ones who will be allowed to operate.

The statement also advised anybody above the age of 65 and below the age of 12 to stay away from the mosque. The statement further reads, “The service is expected to start at 1:30 p.m and end at 2:30 p.m. Everybody participating in the prayer should wear a nose mask. The number of worshippers in the Mosque should be determined by the capacity of the space to contain worshippers standing six feet apart.

“It should be ensured that under no circumstances should the worshippers converge to have any meeting or social gathering without maintaining social distancing. Mosque management should appoint officials to monitor compliance.”

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