The Ekiti State Government on Sunday night cancelled the customary interdenominational service usually held in offices on the first work day of the year.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, the State Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Mr Akin Omole, explained that the cancellation was part of efforts to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
He added that Gov. Kayode Fayemi’s directive that public workers on Grade Level 12 and below should work from home also remained sacrosanct as workers resume duties on Monday, a day after the public holiday marking the beginning of the New Year 2021.
Omole noted the need for residents to adhere strictly to all laid down COVID-19 protocols to protect themselves and others from contracting the deadly virus.
The commissioner added that government had made the proper use of face mask mandatory in the state while physical distancing must also be maintained.
He also emphasised the importance of avoiding crowds, keeping rooms well ventilated and regular washing of hands with soap and water, as well as using alcohol-based hand sanitiser and coughing into bent elbow or disposable tissue. (NAN)