Insecurity: Zazzau Emirate cancels Sallah festivities



Following security challenges in the country and Covid-19 pandemic, the Zazzau Emirate Council in Kaduna state has cancelled the traditional sallah festivities which includes horse riding to mark Eid-El-kabir celebration.

This was contained in a statement by Secretary to the Emirate, Alhaji Barau Musa Aliyu Sarkin Fulani Zazzau and made available to Journalists in Zaria Monday.

The statement reads in part: “The traditional sallah festivity has been cancelled as a result of insecurity that touches almost every part of the country and Covid-19 pandemic.

“In view of the above normal prayers to mark the Eld-el-kabir will be performed at various Eid grounds in the domain as usual.

“His Highness the Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmed has directed all District Head to perform prayers with subject at their various Districts”.

In a related development the Emir of Zazzau Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli has drawn the attention of federal and the state governments to the worsening poverty in the country.

He stated this in his sallah message to his subjects Monday.

The Emir lamented that the common man is subjected to serious hardship occasioned by economic crises.

Ambassador Bamalli pointed out that there was the need for governments to find out ways of cushioning the negative effect of poverty being faced by ordinary Nigerians

The Monarch attributed increase of prices of food and other essential commodities .

He however, thanked the Kaduna state Government led by Mallam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufa’i for people oriented projects in the state.

He stated that the government was doing everything possible to improve the welfare of people of the state.