- There won't be Eid-il-Kabir celebration in Jigawa state this year
- This was announced by the Jigawa state governor, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar
- The governor said the decision is in line with the state’s continued fight against COVID-19 pandemic
Jigawa governor, Badaru Abubakar has cancelled all the Eid-il-Kabir celebration and traditional horse Durbar during the Sallah festival in the state.
The governor gave the order while speaking to journalists in Dutse the state capital, on Tuesday, July 21.
He said the initiative is in line with the state’s continued fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
According to him, Jigawa was already winning the fight against the dreaded virus, stressing that there is a need to maintain the momentum.
Checks by Legit.ng reveals that the northwest state has not recorded any case of coronavirus for more than a month.
“Despite this development, the state will remain strong in the fight against the disease in order to maintain and improve in controlling the pandemic,” Governor Abubakar said.
He gave a further update on the situation during his chat with Government House correspondents in the state.
His words: “Only one person remains in the state isolation centre. The ones in Fanisau and Birninkudu were closed down, but the centres are being kept neatly against the unforeseen circumstances.”
The governor also noted that markets across the state had already complied with the rules of social distancing, that was why they were open for business.
Meanwhile, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged Muslims across Nigeria to look for the new moon of Dhul Hijjah 1441 AH as the celebration of Eid draws close.
The revered monarch who also doubles as the president of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) disclosed this in a statement signed by Professor Sambo Junaidu, the chairman advisory committee on religious affairs Sultanate Council, Sokoto.
Junaidu noted that Tuesday, July 21, which is equivalent to 29th day of Dhul Qadah 1441, shall be the day to look for the new moon of Dhul Hijjah 1441 AH.
The statement reads in part: “Tuesday, July 21, 2020, which is equivalent to 29th day of Dhul Qadah 1441 shall be the day to look out for the new moon of Dhul Hijjah 1441 AH.”
The monarch also prayed for Allah’s help to all Muslims in the discharge of their religious duties.
Muslim faithful observe eid prayers after Ramadan fast | Legit TV