COVID-19: Katsina, Niger Prepare for Eid-Fitr Prayers

COVID-19: Police to Provide Adequate Security at Katsina Praying Grounds

The Katsina State Police Command under the leadership of CP Sanusi Buba, psc, wishes to felicitate with the good people of Katsina state on the occasion of Ed-El-Fitr Sallah celebrations slated for 23rd and 24th May, 2020. The Command has put in place adequate security arrangements to ensure hitch free celebrations.

2. Notwithstanding that the celebrations will be low-keyed in the state as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic, adequate security arrangements have been made to cover all the Praying grounds, flash and vulnerable points in the state.

3. It is worthy to state that the Command has observed with satisfaction, the level of cooperation and understanding exhibited by the good people of the state in compliance with Federal and State Governments’ laws over stay at home/restriction of movement, physical distancing, use of face masks, regular washing of hands and other regulations against the spread of Corona virus – Covid 19.

4. As the State Government has eased the lockdown order from 18th to 24th May, 2020, to enable the good people of the state enjoy Ed-El-Fitr Sallah celebrations, the Command urges the citizens to abide by the restriction of movement order which limits movements within Local Government Areas only and that of motorcycles from 7:00pm to 06:00am. The Command requests you use this period to pray for the intervention of the Almighty Allah to bring the twin evils of pandemic and banditry to an end.

5. The Command is assuring every one of safety and security and urges all to continue to cooperate with security agencies in providing useful information that will assist in the ongoing onslaught against banditry and other forms of crime and criminality in the state. Members of the public can reach the police on the following emergency numbers:08156977777, 09053872247, 08075391255 and PPRO on 08076666207 or email [email protected] for emergencies, complaints, enquiries and suggestions, please.

SP Gambo Isah
Police Public Relations Officer,
FOR: Commissioner of Police,
Katsina State Command

Niger Prepares for Eid-Fitr Celebration

Governor of Niger State and Chairman North Central Governors’ Forum, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has congratulated the Muslim Ummah on the successful completion of the 1441 AH Ramadan Fast as they observe Eid-il-Fitr.

Governor Sani Bello expressed optimism that the difficulties experienced following the outbreak of Coronavirus will soon be history.

He said the Muslim Faithfull have gone through one of the most rigorous Islamic obligations of one month fast and prayers as well as other forms of
Worship and urged all believers to imbibe the lessons learnt during the Ramadan period through sacrifices, almsgiving to the needy, continuous exhibition of piety as well as Charity to one another.

He said the celebration is coming at a time that the world has been thrown into confusion with the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which he says will soon be over.

The governor however called on philanthropists and those that have been blessed by Almighty Allah to be their brothers’ keeper by assisting the less privileged in their community.

As he prayed for Allah’s blessing and protection on the people, he urged Muslim faithful to use the period to pray for an end to pandemic, while appealing that the Sallah Celebration should be observed without much fanfare to complement government’s efforts aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19.

The Governor admonished the people to observe all the precautionary measures as outlined by the health professionals and the government including personal hygiene, social distancing, use of face mask and hand-washing especially at public gatherings.

He called on all traditional and religious leaders to be security conscious and report any strange or suspicious movement as some parts of the State are under security threat of banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping and other forms of criminality.

He assured that the situation will soon return to normalcy as the government is not resting on its oars in the fight against the criminal elements.

Governor Sani Bello wishes all citizens of the State a Happy Sallah celebration…

Mary Noel-Berje,
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Niger State.