The Niger State Government has announced that it is lifting the ban earlier placed on jumat prayers in the state due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. Niger State currently has two confirmed cases of coronavirus according to the NCDC.
In a statement on Friday, the state government said, “This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that the Niger State Government has lifted the suspension of congregational Friday prayer (Juma’at) for today 17th April, 2020.
“The Juma’at prayer is expected to hold between 11am to 3pm under strict observance of all precautionary measures, using hand sanitisers, face masks, hand washing facilities (soap, and water), maintaining social distancing and avoiding contact-based greetings.
”The sermon and prayers are to be conducted within thirty minutes. Muslims are advised to adhere strictly to the precautionary measures taken by government on the containment of Coronavirus in the state.
SPECIAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT
17th April, 2020
This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that the Niger State Government has lifted the suspension of congregational Friday Prayer (Juma’at) for today Friday, 17th April, 2020. pic.twitter.com/yJ6wKfdtM7
— Governor Niger (@GovNiger) April 17, 2020