In compliance with the Federal Government’s placing of six states on COVID-19 red alert, some of the states hvae suspended all Eid-el-Kabir festivities.
The Kano state government has suspended festivities associated with the Eid-Kabir.
The commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, announced this on Monday in Kano.
He however said that the Eid prayers would be held in all the five emirates and mosques across the state.
The commissioner said the red alert allows authorities in the affected states to restrict celebrations and gatherings to a minimum, particularly the traditional Durbar which is marked by horse-riding events watched by large crowds.
Elsewhere, the Emir of Zazzau, Malam Ahmed Bamalli, has announced the cancellation of the Eid-el-Kabir procession in Zaria, Kaduna State, in compliance to COVID-19 prevention protocols.
Bamalli made the announcement while briefing newsmen at his palace in Zaria on Monday evening.
Recalled that the Federal Government had put six states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, on red alert to ensure a safe and healthy nationwide Eid-el-Kabir celebration following the confirmation of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
In Adamawa State, the government has also cancelled the 2021 Eid-el-Kabir homage due to COVID-19 reports the News Agency of Nigeria. This was contained in a statement by Professor Maxwell Gidado, the Chief of Staff to Governor Ahmadu Fintiri on Monday in Yola, the state capital.
The commissioner said the cancellation was to ensure full adherence to COVID-19 protocols. “I am directed to inform the general public that this year’s Eid -el- Kabir homage on Governor Fintiri would not hold, hence, it is suspended.
“The governor advised that all Sallah prayers could be held on Eid praying grounds and community Mosques in strick compliance with the COVID-19 protocols.
“The protocols include wearing of facemasks and observing physical distance in order to curb the spread of the disease,” he said.