Lockdown: Niger State Government lift suspension on Juma’at Prayers

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The Niger State Government has lifted the suspension of congregational Friday Prayer (Juma’at) for today Friday, April 17, 2020.

According to a statement by the Secretary to the State Government and Chairman Task Force on COVID-19, Alhaji Ahmed Matane, the Juma’at Prayer is expected to hold between 11a.m. and 3p.m. under strict observance of all the precautionary measures adding that the sermon and prayers would be conducted within 30 minutes.

He urged Muslim faithful to adhere to using hand sanitisers, face masks, hand washing facilities with soap and water, maintaining social distancing and avoiding contact base greetings before, during and after prayer session.

“Muslims are advised to adhere strictly to the precautionary measures taken by government on the containment of Coronavirus pandemic in the state.

“The lockdown, however, continues immediately after the Juma’at Prayers,” he said.

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