Katsina State Government led by Governor Bello Masari has approved the holding of Ju’maat service across the state on Friday 8th of April, 2020 despite the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
In a latter signed by the secretary to the State Government: Muhhamad Inuwa, Governor Aminu Bello Masari approved that Friday prayers will be held but not for too long. In addition,it will be held under health and security measures.
From the desk of the irresponsible Governor of Katsina state:
"Imams should however avoid prolonged sermons in order to discharge their followers within short period".
Moi: Question so Covid-19 will not spread among people hearing short sermons?😐 pic.twitter.com/zQJaMTc693
— Adetutu Balogun (Ezi Ada 1 of Diaspora) (@Tutsy22) April 8, 2020
Katsina State at the moment only has one confirmed case of COVID-19. However, one will recall that some irate youths attacked and burned down a police station when police attempted to stop them from holding prayers last week.
Here is how Nigerians are reacting to this latest development by the Katsina State Government:
Katsina state? Not suprised. It's Buhari state so sense is a luxury there
— The Gbadamosi Voice (@9jamuncher) April 8, 2020
My anger and worry is that these stubborn ones will affect the people who are protecting themselves
— Esther (@esthernek76) April 8, 2020
It is not been irresponsible .. the massive protest we all clamour for can only kick start from the North esp the KKK..but leaders deliberately keep them in check ..by not toying or tampering with their most cherished tool ….Religion.
— Adesanya omotola (@omotourlar) April 8, 2020
If this was done by a church, the whole twitter would have been on fire. Where are the people who are quick to attack the church and pastors??????????
— funmi jeje (@tejujeje) April 8, 2020
The whole of katsina state is entirely backward, both as an individual & a system.
— the boy who steals houses 🌘 (@UdebuaniManuell) April 8, 2020