Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has announced the suspension of the traditional homage during the upcoming Eid-el-fitr sallah celebration over the COVID-19 threat in the state.
A statement signed by the chief of staff to governor Fintiri, Prof. Maxwell Gidado said the suspension became imperative as a way of curbing the spread of the novel COVID-19 disease in the state.
The statement entitled: ” Notification of suspension of Sallah homage on the governor ” was addressed to the deputy governor, SSG, HoS, all commissioners, Adamawa state house of assembly, local governments, heads of boards and parastatals and Adamawa State council of traditional rulers.
It stated: ” I’m 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 is due to the dreaded COVID-19 scourge. The governor wishes you all happy Eid-el-fitr celebration.”