Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and the strict order that no religious gatherings should take place in Ondo State. 5 churches has now been shut down for defaulting the order.
The churches which includes Christ Apostolic church, Oke-Lisa, TAJEM Irese, Assemblies of God church, Olufoam and Gospel church ministry, Irese road. held services on Sunday in their various auditoriums.
Senior Special assistant to the Governor on Special duties and strategies, Dr Doyin Odebowale who led Special task force of the government to enforce the closure order frowned at the noncompliance attitude by the faithful.
He reinterated that “the action of the defaulting churches is against the advice of the leadership of the Christian association of Nigeria that Christians should celebrate the Easter Sunday at home as a way of preventing community spread of the Covid 19 with two cases already recorded in the state”.