Nigeria: Ondo State Closes Borders, Declares Three-Day Fasting And Prayers Over Coronavirus

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As the cases of coronavirus continue 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.

Nigeria: Ondo State Closes Borders, Declares Three-Day Fasting And Prayers Over Coronavirus

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 it’s land and sea borders with its neighboring states of Ekiti, Osun, Ko­gi, Edo as well as Ogun State.

“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” He said .

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.

The 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.”

In the words of the governor via his verified instagram handle
“In response to the trend in the number of cases around Ondo State, I have ordered the immediate closure of our borders with the neighbouring states of Ekiti, Osun, Kogi, Edo and in particular Elefon, our coastal boundary with Ogun State.

Also even as we play our part in putting in place precautionary measures, Isolation Centres, Treatment Centres, Massive Sensitization via all our TV, radio and other social media platforms, we should also endeavor to seek the face of our maker, the all knowing God, the doctor of doctors, in a way of thanking God for his grace, co­ntinuous favour enjoyed in our State ,
According to 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sins and will heal their land.” Gov­ernment hereby declares a 3-day period of fasting and prayers commencing from Th­ursday, 2nd to Satur­day, 4th April for Ondo State and Nigeria”

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In response to the trend in the number of cases around Ondo State, I have ordered the immediate closure of our borders with the neighbouring states of Ekiti, Osun, Kogi, Edo and in particular Elefon, our coastal boundary with Ogun State. Also even as we play our part in putting in place precautionary measures, Isolation Centres, Treatment Centres, Massive Sensitization via all our TV, radio and other social media platforms, we should also endeavor to seek the face of our maker, the all knowing God, the doctor of doctors, in a way of thanking God for his grace, co­ntinuous favour enjoyed in our State , According to 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sins and will heal their land.” Gov­ernment hereby declares a 3-day period of fasting and prayers commencing from Th­ursday, 2nd to Satur­day, 4th April for Ondo State and Nigeria. No matter your religion, tribe, ethnic groups, i enjoin you to pray for our Sunshine State and beloved country Nigeria. #hegotthewholeworldinhishands #OndoState #PrayforOndo

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Covid-19 Cases in Nigeria

Twenty-three new cases of #COVID19 was reported yesterday in Nigeria; 9 in Lagos, 7 in the FCT, 5 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Kaduna and 1 in Bauchi State

As at 07:22 am 2nd April there are 174 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths.

Here’s a breakdown of cases by states-

Currently;
Lagos – 91
FCT – 35
Osun – 14
Oyo – 8
Ogun – 4
Edo – 4
Kaduna – 4
Bauchi – 3
Enugu – 2
Ekiti – 2
Rivers -1
Benue – 1
Akwa Ibom – 5



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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