The Lagos Safety Commission has trained religious leaders from 20 Local Governments and 37 Council Development Areas.
The Director-General of the Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola urged religious leaders to contentiously observe all protocols to prevent the spread of the virus.
“This training is to enlighten religious leaders from across the State as they are opening their places of worship in line with the directive of the COVID-19, it is imperative that we sensitize and teach them basic hygiene management, safety protocols and measures as a requirement for them to understand and identify possible cases of Covid-19 and escalate appropriately and also keep records of possible suspected cases” Mojola said.
He acknowledged that there was strict adherence to COVID-19 prevention guidelines in all the places of worship visited during the first week of lifting the ban on religious gatherings in the State.
In a message, the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi pointed out that the State will continue to sensitise religious leaders to ensure the safety of clerics and followers.
Describing the training as a “train-the-trainer” health and safety measures, the Commissioner who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs Adebunmi Adekanye, advised participants to share the knowledge acquire during the one day event to other clerics and adherents in their various Council areas.