The famous Modibbo Adama mosque built since 1804 in Yola, the Adamawa State Capital was today shutdown as part of measures by the state government to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
The virus has since its debut towards the end of 2019, killed over 10,000 people across the globe and also led to the collapse of world economy.
As a result of the deadly exploits of the dreaded disease, the World Health Organization declared the virus a major health pandemic.
Governments at different levels have adopted stringent measures to contain the disease since it birthed in Nigeria including closure of worship centers, schools and even markets across Nigeria.
A resident of Yola Mustapha Hamisu told our correspondent that “this is the first time the famous mosque will be shutdown for prayers in centuries.”
He noted that he was not averse to the closure since it is an expedient measure to contain the deadly scourge adding that other important mosques across the world including Ka’abah in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia were shutdown to prevent the spread of the virus.
Adamawa State government has announced the closure of schools and other places that attract crowd in order to prevent the spread the virus.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has today constituted COVID-19 containment committee with the mandate of ensuring adoption of the right measures to prevent the disease from coming into the state.