Coronavirus: Government bans preaching, extend lockdown by 2 weeks


Legislative leader of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has marked a law forbidding lecturing and open social occasion during Ramadan.

The new law would from this time forward control all exercises thereto and specify discipline and punishments for guilty parties as it denies the Sokoto State Infectious Diseases, Immunization, Quarantine and Isolation Regulations 2020.

This was contained in an announcement discharged by Muhammad Bello, the Governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

The Governor, in the announcement, said the law was aimed at the suspension of Tafsir, Tarawih and Tuhajjud in congregational structures during the fasting time frame.

Tambuwal clarified that the activity became basic after the express government’s appropriation of the situation of the Sultan of Sokoto-drove National Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and the Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI), the two of which had consented to suspend the customary types of love.

He said the “State government has given an option in contrast to the Ulama who regularly lecture as of now to have their meetings recorded by means of web and supported for airing on radio and TV slots over the state.”

The state government likewise declared the proper expansion of the restriction on between state developments by an additional fourteen days compelling from 12 PM Friday, April 24, 2020, including that States Chief Judge and Chairman of COVID-19 team were appropriately counseled.

The representative, who repeated that “COVID-19 is genuine, as the main case has been recorded in the state,” speaking to “networks imparting outskirts to Niger Republic and different states to help out security offices to guarantee that no one enters the state during the time of the boycott.”

Tambuwal further guided the Ministry of Health to review and restore all resigned indigenous clinical specialists and wellbeing experts to the scale on which they left the state work so as to upgrade social insurance conveyance.