Jigawa, Kano ban Sallah Durbar, restrict Eid prayers over COVID-19 third wave

Jigawa and Kano state governments have banned durbar activities and the customary centaralised Eid prayers at the Eid-el Kabir to be celebrated on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The state governments said this is in compliance with a circular issued by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 putting six states and the FCT on red alert over the third wave of COVID-19.

it was reported how the emergence of the Delta variant of coronavirus infection in the country and the rising number of new cases and hospitalisations, resulted in the Nigerian government announcing the preventive measure.

The affected states are Lagos, Oyo, Rivers, Kaduna, Kano and Plateau, aside from the nation’s capital, FCT.

The Jigawa State government announced the ban on Sunday through a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Adamu Abdulkadir-Fanini.

The government also directed the decentralisation of the Eid prayer to neighborhood Friday Prayer Mosques (outdoor) and observation of limitations in all indoors gathering, the statement said.


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