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Kano complies with FG’s directive, suspends Sallah festivities

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In compliance with the Federal Authorities’s putting of six states on purple alert together with Kano, the state authorities has suspended all Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) festivities.

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The state Commissioner for Info, Malam Muhammad Garba, who introduced this, nevertheless, mentioned that Eid prayers can be held in all of the 5 Emirates and mosques throughout the state.

He mentioned the event was a part of a measure adopted by Nigeria, like most components of the African continent now dealing with a COVID-19 third wave, after detecting the extra transmissible Delta variant.

Malam Garba mentioned the purple alert permits authorities within the affected states to limit celebrations and gatherings to a minimal, significantly the standard Durbar (Hawan Sallah) which is marked by vibrant horse driving occasions watched by giant gatherings.

The commissioner additionally urged the general public to watch the security protocols that contain use of face masks, hand washing, and distancing throughout Eid prayer.

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