Kwara State Governor Albdulrahman AbdulRazak has been called upon to review the conditions for the reopening of mosques in the state.
The Council of Ulama in a statement on Friday by its secretary, Justice Salihu Olohuntoyin Mohammed (rtd), said the conditions released by the government were very difficult to adhere to based on their peculiarities.
The council noted that “Majority of stakeholders are about the age limit of 65 years listed for non-participation in prayers/Jumaat service, whereas In Islamic parlance, Imams are the leaders of congregations and majority of them are within the age bracket of 65 and above”.
“We also observed that each of the conditions listed by the government cannot be implemented due to the fact that they are very difficult to be enforced. We therefore urge the government to allow Jumaat mosques to remain closed in the interim and ensure review of the guidelines”, the statement added