Adegoke said there was need for citizens to be constantly reminded through mass orientation and enlightenment programmes that resumption of religious gathering should not be misconstrued as victory in the fight against COVID-19.
“The fight against COVID-19 is one not to be left for government alone. It is a fight for all and should be viewed as such.
“The resumption of religious gathering requires that government at various levels should up their game in the enforcement of adherence to all protocols set out by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and NCDC toward flattening the curve in the spread of the disease.
“The citizens should also realise that the reality of the disease staying longer than initially envisaged is staring at all in the face.
“Consequently, securing eventual victory over the disease will require the concerted effort of all and sundry, regardless of class or social status,” he said.
The group coordinator appealed to citizens to take personal responsibility for their safety and observe all guidelines as prescribed by appropriate authorities.
He urged religious bodies to continue to enlighten members not to relax yet in keeping personal hygiene and safety rules to forestall situation that could mar government good intention in lifting the ban.
Adegoke, however, warned that negligence could cause reintroduction of restriction on religious gathering.