Katsina reopens Friday Mosques …Commends Ulama for cooperation
From Muawuya Bala Idris, Katsina
Katsina State Government has commended Ulama and traditional titleholders for their support and corporation on the issue of corona-virus disease.
The Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Religious Affairs, Muhammad Lawal Matazu told The Triumph that such support and cooperation assisted greatly for implementation of measures introduced by the state government to guard against spread of the disease.
Matazu said if not because of the cooperation of Ulama, people would have revolted against suspension of Juma’at prayer and closing down of Qur’anic schools.
“We are aware of a prayer session organized by Council of Ulama and other people to guard Katsina against spread of corona-virus disease,” he said.
Matazu added that following directive of the closing down of Qur’anic schools, all Almajiri (pupils) were transported to their villages and various states.
He said the ministry was not aware of some of them roaming the streets, adding that the Qur’anic schools would remain closed.
Meanwhile, the state government has lifted suspension for holding Juma’at prayer in the state.
It could be recalled that the state government issued a directive for suspension of Juma’at prayer over coronavirus disease.
In a statement signed by Secretary to the State Government, Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa however, said Friday prayer should hold with conditions.
Katsina reopens Friday Mosques
The conditions, according to the statement include provision of sanitizers, water for washing hand and brief sermon by the Imam.
The statement advised people to adhere to social distancing while offering prayer.