Kano state Governor Ganduje has suspended Eid-el-Kabir festivities as Covid-19 cases increase in the state.
The gathering for Hawan Daushe – the paying of visit on the Governor by Emirs and massing of Emirs at Shettima House, among other traditional outings by the Emirates have been suspended.
Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, told reporters the decision was part of government’s efforts to consolidate on the successes achieved in the fight against Covid-19.
Garba said the suspension of the Sallah’s festivities was reached after a deliberation by members of the State Executive Council (SEC).
He said the Excos however granted the conduct of Eid-de-Kabir congregational prayers across the state under strict observance of social distancing and other Covid-19 safety orders at praying grounds.