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Governor Badaru of Jigawa state approves Eid-el Fitr Prayer, and bans festivals In measures to curtail the wider spread of the pandemic.
Jigawa State government has concured to allow Muslim of the State to observe Eid-El prayer.
Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar announced this while addressing the State on the Coronavirus situation and measures to curtail the pandemic.
He said the decision followed a series of meetings with the council of ulama on possibilities to allow people to attend Eids ground for Eid-el Fitr prayer.
He futher explained that people were allowed to observed Eid-el Fitr prayer but with strict measures, including washing hand, wearing face mask before entering eid-el fitr ground and observing social distancing.
He, however, stated that aged persons, children and females are not allowed to attends the prayer which would be conducted within 30 minutes.
He noted that all Sallah festivities are banned and towns with lockdown order will go back to the status quo by 12:00 noon.
- “Places where lockdown order is imposed the status quo will continue from 12 noon.
“Durbar festival and other festivities associated to sallah celebrations are also banned,” he said.
Badaru also urged security agencies to ensure that people abide by the set orders.