Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has cancelled the annual traditional Sallah event known as, Hawan Nassarawa, set to hold today Thursday 6th June 2019.
Naija News understands that the event is a traditional visit by Emir of Kano to the governor of the state two days after Eid as a mark of allegiance to the political authority.
In a statement to newsmen on Wednesday, the Kano State government disclosed that the Hawan Nassarawa was cancelled due to security reasons.
The statement said: “It is clear to all that, Governor Ganduje is a peace-loving leader, who doesn’t toy with safety and security of his people and all other citizens living in Kano.
“For this reason and as a result of the intelligence report, the state government is not relenting, and it declares Hawan Nassarawa cancelled.
“After the security meeting, the Kano Metropolitan Emirate Council was duly informed about the terrifying intelligence report and the cancellation of Hawan Nassarawa.”The state govt advised the people to “move and feel free in these days of Sallah celebration and beyond. As every measure for the state to remain peaceful is taken with all seriousness.”