Global Upfront Newspapers
Uncategorized

COVID-19: List of 6 States plus FCT that have banned Sallah festivities

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some state governments have banned open sallah activities as Muslims prepare to perform the 2020 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

The following are some of the states that have imposed a ban on Sallah celebration festivities in a bid to avoid a spike in Covid-19, according to a report filed by Daily Trust.

  1. Kano state

The Kano state government has announced the cancellation of all traditional Sallah festivities to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir in the state.
Permission was, however, granted for the conduct of Eid congregational prayers across the state, though under strict observance of safety protocols.

  1. Plateau state

The Plateau state police command has also said there will be no prayers on all Eid grounds during 2020 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

The police, however, said prayers could be observed at Area/Ward Mosques with not more than fifty (50) worshippers in line with the state government directives on COVID-19 protocol.

  1. FCT

The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello, has said that Eid prayers are allowed to hold only on mosques premises.

The minister also stated that there will be no Eid prayers at the National Eid prayer ground and that Eid prayers should last for a maximum of one hour only.

He added that all other Eid celebrations and activities should be confined to homes.

  1. Osun state

The Osun state government has banned Eid prayers in the state.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prince Wole Oyebamiji, said here would be no Eid prayers because of the coronavirus pandemic. The SSG said Juma’at prayers would hold in line with the existing safety protocols and guidelines.

  1. Niger state

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has banned all Eid-el Kabir festivities across all the eight emirates in the state.

The governor, however, granted permission for the conduct of Eid congregational prayers in Jumma’at Mosques across the state, albeit under strict compliance to COVID-19 safety protocols.

  1. Kwara state

The Kwara state government has also cancelled Eid-el Kabir prayers. The deputy governor and chairman of the state technical committee on COVID- 19, Kayode Alabi, said the cancellation became necessary given the huge numbers that are expected to gather for eid prayers and the possibility of such gatherings leading to a spike in cases and potential deaths.

  1. Jigawa state

The Jigawa state government has also suspended all Sallah festivities in the state. The state government, however, allowed for Eid grounds to open for Eid-el-Kabir prayers.

Meanwhile, the federal government has declared Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31, as the public holiday to mark the year 2020 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

The minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government.

Advertize With Us

See Also:

Nigerian man heading to jail for spitting blood into London Police Officer’s eye

Global Upfront

Nigerians already “Stoning” APC for failure in governance, says PDP

Global Upfront

$62b Oil Debt unrecovered yet – Malami

Global Upfront

Nigeria records 21,371 confirmed cases out of 117,569 sample tests

Global Upfront

Stop delivery of A-29 Tucano fighter jets to Nigeria over “genocide tweet,” Nigeria Diaspora campaigners urge Biden

Global Upfront

317 schoolgirls, not 550, abducted in Jangebe, says Police

Global Upfront

Trump’s campaign chair worked closely with Russian operatives before and after 2016 elections, Republican-led panel says

Global Upfront

Buhari won’t appear before National Assembly Thursday, Attorney-General

Global Upfront

Military says top Boko Haram/ISWAP Commanders killed in airstrikes in Northeast Nigeria

Global Upfront

Federal Government denies under-funding Army, says its budgetary allocations always timely released

Global Upfront

This website uses Cookies to improve User experience. We assume this is OK...If not, please opt-out! Accept Read More