Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has extolled the Muslim faithful for blending well and observing the Ramadan fast with patience and understanding amidst the COVID-19 scourge, saying this sacrifice will encourage the government to exert all possible efforts and available resources to fight the pandemic.

In his Sallah message signed by the commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, Governor Ganduje said government is aware of the challenges created by the unfortunate realities of the coronavirus pandemic where Muslims were caught in between adjusting to a new life of restrictions, social distancing and lockdown on one hand and fulfilling key religious obligations on the other hand.

He also noted that this year, Eid will be observed amidst extraordinary circumstances due to the global outbreak of the novel disease not just in Kano, but across the globe, adding that ‘’the inescapable constraints on movement and travel will certainly limit festivities and visits to friends, families and relatives as well as other social interactions which are customary during Sallah celebrations