COVID-19: KANO GOVERNOR ALLOWS FRIDAY PRAYERS GIVES REASON

he Kano state government has announced that Friday and eid-el-fitr prayers will now be allowed in the state – The announcement was made by Salihu Tanko, the spokesperson to the state governor – Tanko said Imams have been mandated to enforce physical distancing rules in mosques

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The Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje on Monday, May 18, permitted Friday and eid-el-fitr prayers to hold across the state. The special adviser on media to the governor, Salihu Tanko, disclosed in a statement that the governor arrived at the decision based on the recommendations of 30 Islamic scholars in the state,
Worshippers in Kano state have been instructed to wear face masks and use sanitizers when they visit mosques. Photo credit: Kano state government Source: Facebook He disclosed that the recommendation by the Islamic scholars was given at a meeting with government officials in the state.

“His Excellency, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR has accepted and approved recommendations by a selection of 30 Islamic scholars in Kano for the Government to allow Friday Prayers as well as Eid Prayers to hold,” the governor’s spokesperson said.

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Yakasai stated that Imams have been mandated to enforce physical distancing rules in mosques. He said worshippers will be instructed to wear face masks, as well as use sanitizers and adhere to the washing of hands. He, however, noted that traditional eid celebrations in the state will not be alloMeanwhile, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has extended the gradual easing of the lockdown by two weeks across the nation.

This was disclosed by the PTF chairman and secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha. He announced this on Monday, May 18, during the daily briefing of the task force in Abuja. According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari took the decision based on the recommendations of the PTF. He added that the guidelines issued for relaxing the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the federal capital territory (FCT) will be maintained for the next two weeks.

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