COVID-19: Ondo State Declares 3-Days Fasting And Prayers

COVID-19: Ondo State Declares 3-Days Fasting And Prayers


Following the rise in the number of persons infected with COVID-19 in the country,  the Ondo State Government  on Wednesday announced a 3-day fasting and prayers as it also closed its borders with neighbouring Ekiti, Edo, Osun, Kogi and Ogun States.

It said the border closure would take effect from 6 pm tomorrow, Thursday, April 2. The fasting and prayers will also take place between Thursday, April 2 – 4th.

The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, in a press statement issued on Wednesday evening, said the decision was taken after observing the trend and the possibility of its unde­terminable spread to the state.

Ojogo said the order prohibited inter-state travels into the state and that secu­rity operatives, as well as monitoring te­ams, have been put on the alert to enforce the order as part of measures already taken to stem COVID­-19 incursion into the state.

According to the statement, “To His Glory, Ondo State has remained one of the states in the country without a single confirmed case of COVID-19. This is an uncommon Grace. Government and indeed, the people must not take for grante­d.

“As a way of thanking God and seeking His face for this immeasurable grace and continuous Favour, the government hereby declares a 3-day period of fasting and prayers commencing from Thursday, 2nd to Saturday, 4th April for Ondo State and the country at large.

“Government therefore, urges the good peo­ple of Ondo State to use this period to stand firm in prayers and remain inexora­ble in His praise as mankind faces this pandemic.

“May God sustain His Grace upon Ondo State.”