In compliance with the Federal Government’s placing of six states on red alert, the Adamawa state government has suspended all Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) festivities.
The Chief of Staff to the governor, Professor Maxwell Gidado, who announced this, said that the Eid Prayers would be held in all Emirates and mosques.
He said the development was part of the measure adopted by Nigeria, like most parts of the African continent now facing a COVID-19 third wave after detecting the more transmissible Delta variant.
Professor Maxwell further stated that the red alert allows authorities in the affected states to restrict celebrations and gatherings to a minimum, particularly the traditional Durbar (Hawan Sallah) marked by colourful horse riding events watched by large gatherings.
The chief of staff also urged the public to observe the safety protocols that involve face masks, hand washing, and distancing during Eid prayer.