http://nta.ngGovernor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has suspended the traditional homage that would have been expected from wellwishers during the Eid-el-fitr Sallah celebration.
Chief of Staff to the Governor, Prof Maxwell Gidado, announced the suspension of Sallah homage in an announcement directed to top government officials, House of Assembly members, local council chairmen, heads of boards and commissions, as well as traditional rulers.
The announcement by the chief of staff reads, “I am directed to intimate you that this year’s Eid-el-fitr/Sallah homage on his Excellency, the Executive Governor of Adamawa State, Rt Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri would not hold as usual and hence is suspended.
” This results from the dreaded COVID-19 scourge. The Governor wants you all delighted Eid-el-fitr celebration.”
Sallah celebration have been announced for Sunday as Muslims round off their month-long fasting.
The announcement was specific that the suspension was to restrain the spread of the novel COVID-19 in the States.