By Duku Joel, Damaturu and Kolade Adeyemi, Kano
Borno, Yobe and Kano direct governments discover accredited the commentary of congregational prayers in respect of the Eid-el-Fitr birthday party, contrary to earlier directives from the Federal Authorities and the Sultan of Sokoto that Muslims might perchance perchance presumably even aloof preserve at home.
In Yobe Direct, the Special Adviser on Spiritual Affairs, Huztaz Babagana Malam Kyari, mentioned the Eid prayers would be held across the 17 native authorities areas of the direct.
Kyari mentioned the Yobe Direct Authorities would rather serve its teeming Muslim population to return out and pray to Allah against the pandemic that preserve at home.
He mentioned the folks would be guided by the direct’s COVID-19 committee to gaze the Eid prayers.
The epic is a connected in Borno Direct because the Direct High-Powered Committee on the prevention and mitigation of COVID-19, headed by the Deputy Governor of Borno Direct, Hon Umar Usman Kadafur, has sanctioned Eid-el-Fitr prayers across the direct with certain prerequisites.
Borno Direct governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, had earlier directed the committee to seek recommendation from the Shehu of Borno after which host a gathering to be attended by the Imam Idaini of Borno and all Imams of Eid prayer grounds in the metropolis to significantly discuss the chance of allowing Eid prayers across the direct nonetheless under strict preventive measures.
Following the conclusion of the meeting, Hon. Salihú Aliyu Kwaya Bura, the Commissioner of Neatly being and Secretary of the High Powered Committee on Borno Direct Covid-19, issued a assertion confirming the resolution to defy the Federal Authorities’s earlier directive to the contrary.
“The Chairman, Borno Direct High-Powered Committee on the prevention and mitigation of Covid-19, His Excellency Alhaji Umar Usman Kadafur, on behalf of the committee and the authorities of Borno Direct, under the leadership of His Excellency, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, mni, FNSE, hang to felicitate with the Muslim Ummah and the excellent folks of Borno Direct at some level of this duration of Ramadan swiftly.
“The Committee needs to admire the cooperation and commitment of 1 and all against the battle against the covid-19 pandemic in the direct.
“The authorities acknowledges the reality that about a of the measures taken might perchance perchance presumably perchance discover inconvenienced a immense share of the final public, nonetheless I hang to reiterate that every individual choices were taken in excellent faith in furtherance of the duties of our authorities, which is regularly compassionate, in worth and responsive.
The assertion reads: “I hang to direct additional that the committee held large consultations with the Ulamas and resolved as follows:
.That the final public might perchance perchance presumably even gaze the Eid-el-Fitr prayers at the designated Eid grounds between the hours of 8-10 am on that day..In furtherance of measures of infection prevention, the committee has made on hand hand sanitizers at strategic points for expend by the final public, and because of the this truth urges the final public to expend beefy earnings of such.
*The committee needs to reiterate that the final public might perchance perchance presumably even aloof strongly gaze the utilization of face masks and put together social distancing.
* The committee additional advises that every individual persons above 60 years of age, those with chronic clinical prerequisites similar to diabetes mellitus, bronchial asthma or chronic respiratory illness and acute febrile diseases might perchance perchance presumably even aloof please refrain from attending the Eid prayers.”
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The Kano Direct Authorities mentioned the day prior to this that the Eid-el-Fitr prayers will preserve in mosques across the direct on Sallah day with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.
The direct governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, had final Tuesday succumbed to power by non secular leaders in the direct to approve the protecting of begin prayers on Sallah day to designate the Eid-el-Fitr.
Ganduje, who moreover accredited Sunday carrier for Christians, mapped out detailed protocols to be adopted at some level of the non secular gatherings.
Already, the direct authorities has fumigated mosques and church buildings across the direct with a opinion to produce immense quantities of face masks and various personal protection gear (PPE) on hand to religious leaders.
Ganduje at some level of one of many conferences with non secular leaders moreover ordered that physical distancing and various COVID-19 protocols might perchance perchance presumably even aloof be seen at some level of the gathering, which would be intently monitored by security companies.
Reacting to Federal Authorities’s directive that non secular gatherings might perchance perchance presumably even aloof not expend space at some level of lockdown duration, the direct Commissioner for Knowledge, Malam Muhammad Garba, mentioned the direct authorities has no option nonetheless to switch forward with its earlier approval for the Eid-el-Fitr prayers to expend space.
He mentioned: “Our folks will pray in mosques. We discover already selected this speak and systems on produce certain their security were build in space.
“The Kano Direct Authorities has been working hand-in-hand with the Federal Authorities in our efforts to curtail the spread of coronavirus.
“The COVID-19 protocols shall be strictly adhered to by worshippers at the Eid prayer ground.
We discover taken the resolution for them to behavior Eid prayers in the direct. To interchange gear now might perchance perchance presumably even amount to one more ingredient, and it makes no that methodology.”
Borno, Yobe, Kano set to observe congregational prayers – The Nation Newspaper
May 23, 2020, 17:51 pm01
By Duku Joel, Damaturu and Kolade Adeyemi, Kano