Katsina and Daura emirate councils in Katsina state have suspended public activities for the 2021 Eid-el-Kabir celebrations, citing security reasons.
A statement by the emirates said activities that will be affected are public display by horse riders (Durbar) at the palace of Abdulmumin Usman, the Emir of Katsina, and Faruk Umar, his counterpart in Daura.
The spokesman for the Katsina emirate council, Iro Bindawa, confirmed the development on Wednesday.
He said the Emir has asked the faithful to dedicate the time praying for the good of the country.
“Yes, the Emirate Council has suspended activities concerning Durbar during the Sallah, but his Eminence has implored residents to seize the Sallah period in offering prayers for the state and for Nigeria,” he said.
In a statement signed by Abdulmumini Salihu, the Danejin Daura, the Daura emirate council said it has suspended public activities for Sallah.
The statement, which was dated July 13, was addressed to the emirate council members and the Emir’s advisers.
The statement also said special prayers should be offered for sustainable peace in the state immediately after the Eid prayers on Sallah day.