By; JABIRU A. HASSAN, Kano
The people of Kano State have said that they celebrated this year’s Eid-el Kabir peacefully and in a low key mode due to the restriction of usual cultural activities that attract high number of people during the festivities.
Our correspondent who visited some villages and the city of Kano gathered that the restriction of movement order by the Kano State Government due to control the spread of COVID-19 into the public has helped towards the progress in the fight against the deadly disease in the state.
At Bichi town, where the Emir of Bichi’s palace is based, New Nigerian observed that the ban of Sallah activities has helped towards the reduction of the spread of the killer disease.
Most of the people that had a chat with our correspondent said that the decision taken by Kano State Government to restrict and ban all activities that gather people is an idea that was supported by all.
Similarly, at Kano Emir,’s palace, the restriction of movement order has yielded excellent results especially when only few activities were carried out which is the Eid-el-Kabir prayer and brief remarks by the leaders, while other festivities, horse ridings and other cultural activities were banned.
A traditional title holder, Alhaji Musa Sani said that, “Kano State Government is enforcing such orders to ensure that the people remain healthy and in a good condition especially when the issue of COVID-19 pandemic has become a great threat to global progress.