Katsina Govt. lifts suspension on congregational prayers

April 8, 2020
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Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State

The Katsina State Government has lifted the suspension on Friday congregational prayer with immediate effect.

This was announced by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, in a statement made released Tuesday in Katsina.

The statement said: “Following a meeting held today between the Katsina state government, religious leaders, traditional rulers, and security agents to review some measures taken by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

“The Executive Governor has directed that the suspension of Friday prayers be lifted with immediate effect; however, the prayers will be conducted under some stipulated health and security guidelines.

“The Jumu’ah Imams should, however, avoid prolonged sermons in order to discharge their followers within the shortest period.

“People are also strongly advised to maintain social distancing and adhere strictly to all the rules and regulations provided by the health experts in fighting the contagious disease.”

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