Kano bans Sallah festivities


Kano State Government has cancelled all traditional Sallah festivities surrounding the celebration of the Eid-el-Kabir festival in the state amid coronavirus.

This year’s Eid-el-Kabir is expected to come up on July 31.

The cancellation of the festivities was part of the state’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The state’s Commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, in a briefing with journalists on Wednesday, said the decision was taken at the State Executive Council’s meeting held on Tuesday.

He said, while permission was granted for the conduct of Eid congregational prayers across the state, such would be under strict observance of safety protocols, which are also to be supervised by government officials.

Garba added that all the five Emirs in the state would go to the Eid Prayer Ground in their respective domains in motor vehicle, while there would be no visit to Shettima House, gathering for Hawan Daushe, Hawan Nassarawa and other traditional outings in the Emirates.

He added that 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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