The Kano State Government has ordered the cancellation of traditional Sallah festivities to commemorate Eid-del-Kabir celebrations in the State.

The Commissioner for Information, Muhammed Garba made this known in a statement mada available to newsmen on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020.

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.”

Garba stated that 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 the 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.

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


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