- All Eid-el-Kabir celebrations in Kano state has been cancelled for this year
- This was announced by Malam Muhammad Garba, the state commissioner of information
- The commissioner explained that the decision was part of the government's effort in the continued fight against COVID-19
All traditional Sallah festivities to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir has been cancelled in Kano by the state government.
According to Daily Trust, Malam Muhammad Garba, the state commissioner of information, disclosed this in a briefing on Wednesday, July 22.
The commissioner noted that the decision was taken at the State Executive Council meeting held on Tuesday, July 21, as part of its effort to integrate the success Kano has achieved in the fight against COVID-19.
Garba went on to note that congregational Eid prayers have been permitted under the strict observance of safety protocols to be supervised by government officials.
He added there would be no visit to Shettima House, gathering for Hawan Daushe, Hawan Nassarawa, and other traditional outings in the Emirates.
The Kano state government has said it would assist in the provision of face masks and hand sanitizers at the praying grounds as well as ensure strict observance of social distancing.
This is coming less than a day after Jigawa governor, Badaru Abubakar cancelled all the Eid-el-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.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, 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.
In other news, Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has advised Muslims to observe the Eid prayer with decency and calmness, social distancing to avoid the crowd in order to preserve their health and well-being.
JNI in a statement by its secretary-general, Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, issued on Tuesday, July 21, in Kaduna, further advised that caution should be the watchword during the Eid and after the festivity.
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