Kano State Council of Ulamas has opposed the resolution by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to allow Mosques and Churches to resume congregational prayers.
The council asserted that the decision could raise the rate of infections in the state considering the increasing cases of the coronavirus.
The head of the council, Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil, while speaking on a sister radio station said the state government should have considered the continued spread of the virus before taking the decision.
Khalil emphasised that had the government sought the advice of the Council, it would have suggested that priority should be given to the health of the people.
It has been reported that Ganduje had declared the lifting of the ban on congregational and ‘Eid’ prayers, insisting that the people must continue to obey the physical distancing protocol.
The Governor’s decision came just after the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and head of the presidential task force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, announced President Muhammadu Buhari’s extension of the lockdown in Kano by an additional two weeks.