Tuesday, 19 May 2020 05:37

Ganduje cancels Eid-el-Fitr festivities, permits Eid prayers

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Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has ordered cancellation of Eid-el-Fitr festivities including Hawan Sallah to mark the end of Muslim Ramadan fasting.

The Governor however granted the conduct of Eid congregational prayers across the state.

Ganduje who reviewed the relaxation of lockdown order in the state to include Friday’s also lifted the ban on the conduct of the Friday (Jumaat) congregational prayers.

Recall that the Governor had earlier banned conduct of the Friday prayers, relaxed the lockdown by six days on each day of Monday’s and Thursday’s.

Ganduje’s decision was reached after a closed-door meeting with religious leaders in the state that lasted for hours on Monday.