Renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has come out to advise the people of Kaduna State to not allow the Eid-el-Fitr celebration to affect the positive strides the state has made amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sheikh Ahmad revealed this while speaking to newsmen shortly after Gov. Nasir El-Rufai met with some Islamic scholars at the Government House.
According to him, unlike other nations where crowds in worship places could be controlled for special celebrations, it is not possible in Nigeria.
He added that if the state allows Muslims to come out and pray, the people will troop out in thousands and that will worsen the outbreak in these trying times.
His words, “Once you allow people to come and pray, they are going to troop out in thousands you cannot control.
“The point is that we have stayed for over two months under lockdown; we are afraid that one single day will come and spoil all the gains that we had.
“Kaduna is one of the states that have the least infection rates.
“We can see the rate of the calamity in other northern states like Sokoto, Katsina, Kano, Yobe, Borno, but Alhamdulillah, because Kaduna had gone into lockdown earlier than these states, we have less infection rates. Nobody can deny this fact.”
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