COVID-19: Kano, Jigawa Cancel Eid-El- Kabir Celebrations

COVID-19: Kano, Jigawa Cancel Eid-El- Kabir Celebration

Kano state Government has ordered the cancellation of the oncoming Eid-el-Kabir celebration in the state as part of the effort to consolidate on the successes achieved in the fight against COVID-19.

The council, after deliberations at its weekly meeting held Tuesday however, granted the conduct of Eid congregational prayers across the state under strict observance of safety protocols, which are also to be supervised by government officials.

Briefing newsmen on the outcome of the meeting, the state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, says “all the five Emirs in the state would go to the Eid Prayer Ground in their respective domains in motor vehicles, while there would be no visit to Shettima House, gathering for Hawan Daushe, Hawan Nassarawa and other traditional outings in the Emirates.

Government would assist in the provision of safety materials that included face masks and hand sanitizers as well as ensure strict observance of social distancing at the praying grounds” he stated.

Also, Jigawa state governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar had also canceled celebrations for the Eid-el-Kabir and instructed the five emirs in the state to suspend their traditional horse-riding spectacle.

Mr Badaru told newsmen on Tuesday in Dutse.

He said the decision was made as part of efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, adding that the state is winning the war against the disease with no fresh case in 30 days.

“Despite this development, the state will remain strong in the fight against the disease in order to maintain and improve in controlling the pandemic,” he said.

The governor also explained that a total of 110 out of 150 truckloads of foodstuff had arrived and the state sent each truck to the beneficiaries directly.

“We make sure that everybody is carried along because it is done neatly with people that are respected in the society,” he said.

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