COVID-19: Kano approves Eid-prayers on Friday

Kano State Government has approved the recommendation of 30 Islamic scholars for Eid prayers to hold on Friday.

Special Adviser to Governor Umar Ganduje on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, disclosed this in a statement shortly after a meeting held between the governor and religious leaders in the state.

The statement reads: “Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has accepted and approved recommendations by a selection of 30 Islamic scholars in Kano for the Government to allow Friday Prayers to hold as well as Eid Prayers, ‘’said the statement.

‘’The Governor gave this directive after a lengthy consultation with the Islamic Scholars and other government officials at Africa House, in the Government House.

“This means that the relaxation of the lockdown on the days of Monday and Thursday will continue but Friday prayers will also be allowed as well as Eid prayers but traditional Eid celebrations in the State will not be allowed.’’

It added: ‘’The Imams have also been directed to ensure that everyone wears a face mask, as well as the use of sanitizers and washing of hands.

“They should also observe spacing as well as making brief sermon and observing social distancing.’

‘’The State Government has also inaugurated a committee that will oversee the distribution of hand sanitisers, sanitation equipment as well as face masks among others to Imams of Friday Mosques in the State.’’

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