Kano Christians, Muslims Pray for End of COVID-19 

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Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Thousands of Christian and Muslim worshippers in the ancient city of Kano on Sunday trooped out to their various churches and Eid prayer ground to pray for end of COVID-19.

While Muslims from as early as 7 am trooped to their various Eid prayer ground across the five Emirate councils to mark the Eid El Fitr, various denomination of Christian churches opened for service as worshippers observed the Sunday service after over one month of lockdown.

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje; his Deputy, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna; the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and other top government functionaries, chieftains of the All Progressive Congress (APC) were at the Kofar Mata Eid prayer ground where Chief Imam of Kano, Prof. Muhammad Sani Zahraddin,conducted the Eid prayers at about 8:30 a.m.

In his sermon, Zahraddin urged Muslims to continue to pray for the end of COVID-19 pandemic.

He also appealed to parents not to allow their children to embark on visitation during the Salalh celebration, pointing out that such attitude is against the COVID-19 protocols.

The Chief Imam also prayed for the peace and progress of Kano and Nigeria.

The Hisbah officials were on hand to ensure that worshippers complied with the COVID-19 protocols.

Our reporter observed that face masks were distributed to worshippers as they washed their hands before moving inside the prayer ground where physical distancing was observed.

The Nation also visited Living Faith Church, Banner of Life, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic church, St. Charles Catholic Church, Treasure Life, Calvary Life Assembly and many other churches in the state.

It was observed they maintained physical distancing and complied with other COVID-19 protocols.

The immediate-past chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kano branch, Bishop Ransom Bello said the decision by Ganduje to allow Muslims and Christians to worship on Fridays and Sundays was a welcome development.

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