Kano govt. cancels Eid-el-Kabir celebrations due to COVID-19

The Kano State Government has announced the banning of all traditional Sallah festivities for Eid-el-Kabir in the state.

According to the government, this decision was taken by the Kano State Executive Council to curb the spread of COVID-19.

However, the council, after deliberations at its weekly meeting held Tuesday, 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.

The state commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, made this disclosure to newsmen after the meeting.

He said: “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.”

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