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Islamic Leaders in Kano Kick against Opening of Mosques despite increase in Covid-19 cases.

Islamic Leaders in Kano Kick against Opening of Mosques despite increase in Covid-19 cases.

The Highest Islamic decision body in Kano state, the Council of IIIamas, has kicked against the lifting of the ban against religious gathering in the  state.


The Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje on Tuesday may 19, approved the opening of worship centers in the state with an instruction that all precaution in regards to the Covid-19 must be adhered to by worshippers.

According to Statement from the state government, the decision was reached after a stakeholder's meeting with religious leaders, medical practitioners, and others.

In a Swift reaction, the lllamas said they were not consulted before the decision was taken.

Speaking to BBC Hausa, the council chairman, Sheik Ibrahim Khalil, said the move could jeopardize the fight against Covid-19 in the state.

He also appealed to residents of the Kano state who may want to attend the Jum'at and Eid Congregational prayers this weekend, to observe the Covid-19 prevention guidelines which includes wearing of face masks and keeping social distancing

Kano State which has 847 confirmed cases of Covid-19, the second - highest on the country after Lagos.

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