The Kano State government has cancelled Eid-el-Kabir festivities in the state.
The cancellation, which was part of the resolution of the executive council meeting held on Tuesday at Africa House, Government House, Kano, however, grants the conduct of Eid congregational prayers across the state under strict observance of safety protocols, to be supervised by government officials.
The state’s Commissioner for Information, Mallam Muhammad Garba, disclosed this while speaking with pressmen, saying all the five Emirs in the state would go to the Eid prayer ground in their respective domains, while there would be no visit to Shettima House, gathering for Hawan Daushe, Hawan Nassarawa and other traditional outings in the Emirates.
According to him, the government would assist in the provision of safety materials such as face masks and hand sanitisers.
The commissioner also announced the council’s approval to institute measures for the realisation of government’s plan to transform the headquarters of the new Emirates to smaller cities through the construction of road networks to ensure even development.