Eid-Fitr Prayer: Ganduje urges worshippers to observe COVID-19 protocols

From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has admonished Muslim faithful in the state to strictly adhere to COVID-19 protocols, while observing Sunday’s Eid El Fitr prayers.

The AUTHORITY recalls that Ganduje had eased the lockdown in the state to pave way for Eid prayers in Mosques, after crucial meetings with the state Council of Ulamas.

Ganduje reiterated the necessity for all Muslims attending prayer grounds across the state to make sure that they obey all protocols provided by health workers.

“While Social Distancing is absolutely necessary, face masks and hand washing with soap around the designed places for the Eid-Fitr prayer, among other protocols must also be observed strictly,” he stated.

According to him, already,the state government has directed all Commissioners, Advisers, Special Assistants to the Governor, Heads of Government agencies among other government functionaries to monitor different locations where Eid Prayer would be held across all the 44 Local Government Areas in the state, to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 protocols.

He added that, “as counselled by congregation of our learned Islamic scholars, alongside Imams, it is advised that, short Sermons are to be read during this Eid-Prayer because of the COVID-19 challenges we are being faced with.”

Ganduje urged Muslim faithful to pray for the state and the country in general seeking Allah’s Divine help while keeping to medical advice provided by health experts, adding that, “People should quickly disperse to their homes immediately after the Prayer and continue to observe all the protocols.”

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