Kano state government has announced the suspension of all Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) festivities for the year, especially Durbar.
This is as the Federal Government has placed six states on red alert, including Kano over the looming third wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
The decision was contained in a statement released by the state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba.
He, however, said that Eid prayers would be held in all the five emirates and mosques across the state.
“The development was part of a measure adopted by Nigeria, like most parts of the African continent now facing a COVID-19 third wave, after detecting the more transmissible Delta variant.”
“The red alert allows authorities in the affected states to restrict celebrations and gatherings to a minimum, particularly the traditional Durbar (Hawan Sallah) which is marked by colourful horse riding events watched by large gatherings,” said Garba
The commissioner also urged the public to observe the safety protocols that involve “use of face masks, hand washing, and distancing during Eid prayer.”