A statement signed by Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser on Media and Communication to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, notified citizens in the state that Friday congregational prayers can be observed in open spaces.
The governor made the disclosure in a 2020 Eid al-Adha message to the Kaduna citizens, urging them to pray to God for the restoration of peace, development of the state and the country at large.
He further warned the citizens not to treat with lenient the fight against the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 disease, for the protection of the state, urging them to strictly comply with the health protocols already made available by health agencies.
According to him, “this is the first religious festival since the COVID-19 pandemic began,” hence residents should take personal responsibility in fighting the novel virus from further damage.
“Congregational prayers in open spaces are permitted. While strict lockdown conditions had since been eased, the dangers from the virus had not abated, making it important that citizens should continue to show concern for the health and well being of others,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (NAN), Pastor Samson Ayokunle, on Thursday, July 30 lamented about some persons in the country been desperate for positions only for personal benefit.