Preach awareness on COVID-19 in your sermons, Ganduje tells imams

Eid-el-Fitr: Ganduje urges Muslims to follow health protocols 

Eid-el-Fitr: Ganduje urges Muslims to follow health protocols 

By Abdulyassar Abdulhamid 

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has called on all Muslims attending Eid-el-Fitr prayer grounds across the state to make sure they obey all protocols provided by health experts. 

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Malam Abba Anwar, on Saturday said the governor  urged the attendees to practice social distancing, wash their hands with soap or hand sanitizer and use face masks.
Ganduje said: “While social distancing is absolutely necessary, face masks and hand washing with soap around the designated places for the Eid-Fitr prayer, among other protocols  must also be observed strictly.”
According to the statement the state government has dispatched Commissioners, Advisers, Special Assistants to the Governor, heads of government agencies among other government functionaries to various locations where Eid Prayer would be held across all the 44 local governments, to ensure compliance with the protocols.
“As counselled by congregation of our learned Islamic scholars, alongside Imams, it is advised that, short Sermons are to be read during this Eid-Prayer because of the COVID-19 challenges we are being faced with,” he revealed.
He however urged all to pray for the state and the country in general, seeking Allah’s Divine help while keeping to medical advise provided by health experts, adding that, “People should quickly disperse to their homes immediately after the Prayer and continue to observe all the protocols.”

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