The Zazzau Emirate Council on Thursday announced the cancellation of Sallah durbars slated for the forthcoming Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.
Traditional title holder of Dan Isan Zazzau and the Assistant Secretary of the Zazzau Emirate Council, Alhaji Umaru Shehu Idris, made this announcement.
He also urged residents to remain law-abiding.
He said in line with the directive of the federal and state governments, the emirate council decided to cancel the traditional events, as it usually draw large crowd from and around the state, Nigeria and beyond.
Alhaji Idris (Jr) added: “We are appealing to our people to accept this decision in good fate.
“It is meant to protect us.
“Everyone is aware of the dangers that COVID-19 poses to our lives.
“Therefore, our people should take the decision as a destiny.
“We were enjoined by our religions to accept both good and bad destinies.
“It is in line with the foregoing, that the Zazzau emirate council suspends all durbars and other festivities for this Eid-ul-Fitr.
“There would be no group or individual horse riding.
“We should all remain at home and seize the opportunity to pray for an end to this pandemic.
“We want to use this opportunity to wish our people happy Sallah and May Allah accept all our Ibadah (worships).”
The council also advised residents to continue to observe the preventive measures against COVID-19 as being promoted by the relevant authorities.