Kano, Jigawa cancels Eid-el-Kabir celebrations

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The Kano State Executive Council, has cancelled all traditional Eid-el-Kabir festivities, to consolidate the successes it had recorded in the war against COVID-19 in the state.

The state’s Commissioner for Information, Muhammed Garba, made this disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday.

“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”.
The council agreed that all the five Emirs in the state, would go to the Eid Prayer Grounds in their respective domains in motor vehicles.

It further agreed that there would be no visit to Shettima House, Hawan Daushe, Hawan Nassarawa, durbar and all other traditional outings in the emirates.

The council also agreed that government would 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.

Similarly, in Jigawa State, governor Badaru Abubakar has banned all Eid-el-Kabir celebrations to prevent further spread of the global pandemic.

Abubakar also stopped the five first-class Emirs from leading any traditional horse durbar during the celebration.
He said that Jigawa State was winning the fight against the virus as no new cases have been recorded for over 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,” Abubakar said.

It is expected that Eid-el-Kabir will be celebrated globally on Friday July 31, 2020.