.. Osun PFN Declares 3-Days Fasting, Prayer
By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
In view of the current Covid-19 pandemic which has necessitated escalating prices and fake hand sanitizers, Osun State Government has ordered relevant agency of Government to produce hand sanitizers in large quantities for the use of the masses in the State.
The Commissioner for Health, Osun State, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu disclosed this in a statement signed and made available to journalists in Osogbo on Wednesday.
According to the statement, “We need to reiterate here and again that regular washing of hands with soap and water is essential and other preventive measures earlier highlighted should be strictly adhered to.
“Government will continue to update our people on the situations of this disease ravaging the whole world as they evolve.”
Meanwhile, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Osun State chapter has declared three days of sit-at-home prayers and fasting programme against the virus.
This was coming at a time when a Coronavirus case was reportedly recorded in the state.
According to a statement by the state’s PFN Director of Media, Bishop Seun Adeoye on Wednesday, the Christian group Chairman, Prophet Isaiah Adelowokan gave the directive to all PFN members in the state.
The cleric asked the over 4,000 churches under the banner of PFN in the state to embark on the sit-at-home prayer and fasting between Thursday, March 26 and Saturday, March 28.
He further told all PFN pastors in the state to ensure total compliance with the state government’s directive by not opening their churches for services until further notice.
According to him, the total lockdown of churches in the state was in the interest of all and sundry while adding the Church leaders in the state are doing their best to make things work out for better.