Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal has signed a law prohibiting preaching and public gathering during Ramadan.
Naija News Understnads that Tambuwal in a statement by his Special Adviser Media and Publicity, Malam Muhammad Bello, said the new law revokes the Sokoto State Infectious Diseases, Immunization, Quarantine and Isolation Regulations 2020.
“This would henceforth regulate all activities thereto and stipulate punishment and penalties for offenders.“The law was directed at the suspension of Tafsir, Tarawih and Tuhajjud in congregational forms during the fasting period.
“However the action was taken following the state government’s adoption of the position of the Sultan of Sokoto-led National Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and the Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI), both of which had agreed to suspend such activities,” he said.
The governor added that the state government has provided an alternative for the Ulama who normally preach at this time to have their sessions recorded via internet and sponsored for airing on radio and television stations across the state.
Source: Naija News