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General News of Friday, 31 July 2020


Eid-el-Kabir: Pray for peace, Gov. Ganduje urges Muslims

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has urged Muslims to use the period of Eid-el-Kabir to pray peace and stability in the country.

Ganduje made the call while briefing newsmen shortly after observing the Eid prayer at Kofar-Mata praying ground in Kano metropolis on Friday.

He said: “I call on Nigerians irrespective of their religious background to continue to pray for peace, stability, unity, security and an end to Coronavirus pandemic.

“I also urge Muslims to remain steadfast and imbibe the culture of compassion, honesty and peaceful coexistence.”?

Ganduje added that this year’s Eid-el-Kabir festivities came at a trying moment occasioned by the debilitating effect of the Coronavirus pandemic across the globe.?

He enjoined the people of the state to adhere strictly to COVID-19 safety protocols to stem further spread of the pandemic.?

?The governor thanked Almighty Allah for his innumerable mercies that made it possible to witness this blessed day.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports thousands ?of Muslims faithful including children dressed in colourful attires attended the prayer session.

NAN also reports that security personnel were deployed at the prayer grounds to enforce compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols.

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