As the cases of coronavirus continues to rise in Nigeria, the Ondo state government has declared a three-day period of fasting and prayers commencing from Thursday, 2nd to Saturday, 4th April for Ondo State and the country to seek the face of God over the pandemic.
This was made known in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation in the state, Mr Donald Ojogo, where it was also revealed that the state would be closing its land and sea borders with its neighbouring states of Ekiti, Osun, Kogi, Edo as well as Ogun State.
See the full statement below;
“Having observed the trend in respect of COVID-19 and the possibility of its undeterminable spread, the Government of Ondo State has ordered the closure of its borders with the neighbouring states of Ekiti, Osun, Kogi, Edo and Elefon, our coastal border with Ogun which in the recent past, has witnessed heavy human traffic from Lagos and Ogun.
This order prohibits inter-state travels into the state and takes effect from 6.00 pm on Thursday, 2nd April, 2020. Security operatives as well as monitoring teams have been put on the alert to enforce this order as part of measures already taken to stem COVID-19 incursion into Ondo State.
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, 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.”