Covid-19: Kano cancels Eid-del-Kabir celebrations


In a bid to forestall possible spike in the number of Covid-19 cases, the Kano State Government has ordered the cancelation of traditional Sallah festivities, to mark Eid-del-Kabir celebrations in the state.

The State Commissioner for Information, Mallam Muhammed Garba said in a statement, Wednesday that the more was to consolidate the successes recorded in the fight against the rampaging pandemic.

He said: “the council, after deliberations at its weekly meeting held on Tuesday at Africa House, Government House, Kano, agreed that the conduct of Eid congregational prayers across the state, would be under strict observance of safety protocols.


“The congregational prayers will be strictly supervised by government officials to ensure compliance.”


According to the state, all the five Emirs in the state would go to the Eid Prayer Grounds in their respective domains in motor vehicles.

As part of the cancellation exercise, Graba said the executive council also resolved that there would be no visit to Shettima House, Hawan Daushe, Hawan Nassarawa, durbar, and all other traditional outings in the emirates.

The commission said the state government has also decided to assist in the provision of safety materials that included face masks and hand sanitisers, as well as ensure strict observance of social distancing at the praying grounds.

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