Despite increasing Covid-19 cases, deaths, nine northern states insist on open congregational prayers on Sallah
...Ignore FG, Sultan's warnings
The traditional Congregational Eid Prayers said by Muslims to mark the celebration of Sallah and end of Ramadan fast will hold in nine northern states plagued by the novel Covid-19.
The prayers will be holding against the orders President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria’s Supreme Leader of Islam, the Sultan of Sokoto Abubakar Sa’ad the third.
The Sultanate on Friday announced that Eid-el-Fitri celebration will hold Sunday May 24 without Congregational prayers, but governors of the nine states who have already eased lockdown restrictions have already given the nod for Muslims in their states to hold Congregational Eid Prayers but with adherence to social distancing rules and use of face masks. The States are:
At the moment, non of the governors of these nine states have reversed the permission for the Congregational Eid Prayers.