Kano State Government has cancelled Hawan Nassarawa

Kano State Government has cancelled the annual traditional Sallah event popularly known as ‘Hawan Nassarawa’, slated for June 6, for ‘security reasons.’

This is contained in a statement signed by Abba Anwar, the Chief Press ‎Secretary to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and made available to reporters in Kano.

According to the statement, the annual traditional event, which usually has the Emir of Kano in attendance, was cancelled after a security meeting held between Governor Ganduje with heads of all security agencies, concerning all Sallah celebrations “as it is usually done.”

The governor, who has been having a cold war with the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, recently created additional emirates to whittle down the powers of the monarch