The Kano State government has said that they are going on with plans for Kano to open mosques for Eid prayers in the state.
The Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje had previously approved the reopening of mosques in the state to celebrate the Eid Fitri despite the present COVID-19 pandemic in the state. Churches were also allowed to restart Sunday service for worshippers in the state, with the state mapping out protocols for these religious gatherings.
The state’s commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba reiterated the plan for Kano to open mosques while reacting to the federal government’s directives.
He said, “Our people will pray in mosques. We have already decided on this issue and strategies on how to ensure their safety have been put in place. Kano state government has been working hand-in-hand with the Federal Government in our efforts to curtail the spread of coronavirus.”
He assured the public that the state would adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols at the prayer grounds after this decision was taken for kano to open mosques, saying that the operational guidelines for the controlled easing of the lockdown restriction have already been given out.
“Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has directed the state Hisbah Board to hold a meeting with Imams and deploy its personnel to Friday (Juma’at) mosques across the state to ensure that worshipers comply with personal hygiene through maintaining social distancing, handwashing with soap, use of hand sanitizers
and face masks.”