The Niger state government has cancelled all the Eid-el Kabir festivities across all the eight emirates in the state.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Secretary to the Government of Niger state and chairman Task force on Covid-19 pandemic, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane.

The SSG explained that the decision to ban the festivities was part of government’s effort to curtail the spread of coronavirus as well as consolidate on the successes achieved in the fight against the pandemic.

Matane urged Muslims to use this period of Eid-el Kabir Sallah celebration to increase supplications and prayers to Almighty Allah for an end to the coronavirus pandemic as well as security challenges bedevilling the State and the country at large.

The SSG also appreciated the dedication and sacrifice of health workers in the State who are the first line of defence against the coronavirus pandemic and urged them to sustain the tempo to achieve the set objectives.

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