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Masari Lifts Ban On Congregational Juma’at Prayers In Katsina

Governor Bello Masari of Katsina State, has lifted the ban on Friday prayers with immediate effect, following a meeting on Tuesday, with religious leaders, traditional rulers and security agents.

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The meeting reviewed measures taken by the government to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the State, Katsina Post reports.

According to the report, Masari, after the meeting, said religious gatherings should only be conducted under the following stipulates health and security guidelines;

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“The Juma’at Imams should avoid prolonged sermons in order to discharge their followers within short period;

“People are at a strongly advised to maintain social distancing and strictly adhere to all rules and regulations as provided by the health experts in lighting the contagious disease.”

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Recall that suspected rioters attacked and set ablaze a police station in the state capital last month, after security operatives arrested an Imam leading prayers at a Mosque, against the ban on religious gatherings at the time.

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