Niger State Government Cancels Sallah Festivities

The Sallah Festivities has been cancelled in Niger state by their government, the festival holds on Friday.

The festivities should be practice in traditional horse riding by monarchs (Durbar), and pray in their designated grounds and exchange of visits by faithful.

According to the government statement in Minna on Sunday said that Eid-el-kabir prayers should be held only at Jumat mosques, because the coronavirus pandemic.

The statement, signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmed Matane, said the prayers at the Jumat mosques should be held in conformity with the Covid-19 protocols, including observance of social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing of hands.

The Eid-el-kabir prayers would be done under strict compliance to Covid-19 safety protocols, as the state governor granted permission for the conduct of Eid congregational prayers in Jumat.

The government made the decision to curtail the spread of coronavirus as well as consolidate on the success achieved in the fight against the pandemic outbreak in the country.

The government has urged Muslims to use the period of Eid-el-kabir celebration to “increase supplications and prayers for Almighty Allah to bring an end to the virus.

The statement commiserated with the families of those who have lost their loved ones as a result of the pandemic and prayed God to grant the departed eternal rest.

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