Sallah celebration cancelled in Kano Long queue witnessed at Lagos Airport

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THE usual fanfare which includes activities and horse riding that used to characterise the Sallah celebration in ancient city of Kano were cancelled due to the prevailing insecurity in the state, Wanban Kano and senior councillor in the Kano emirate, Alhaji Abbas Sanusi, has disclosed.

This is just as the Chief Imam of Kano State, Professor Sani Zaharadeen, advised Nigerians to be more tolerant, united and ensure peaceful co-existence regardless of culture, religion or political affiliate.
Speaking with journalists in Kano, Alhaji Sanusi added that all traditional activities marking the end of Ramadan fast and the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations would not be observed this time around due insecurity and the poor health of the Emir Ado Bayero.

The Wanban Kano, however, advised district heads in the 44 local governments of the state to observe the ceremony in low key in their domains and turn up on the third day after Sallah to pay homage to Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso at the government house.

Meanwhile, the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, on Thursday witnessed long queues of passengers travelling out of the city for the Eid-el-Fitri celebration.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that all the counters of the airlines witnessed queues as passengers scrambled to buy tickets.NAN also reports that the General Aviation Terminal of the airport was crowded with passengers waiting to board planes.

An employee of IRS Airline, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed that there was a huge increase in the number of passengers travelling to Abuja and Kano.

“As I speak with you now, all our flights are fully booked. I have just finished doing some bookings.
“For tomorrow, all the afternoon and evening schedules have been fully booked. There is a great rush for seats. This is a good period for us,” he said, adding that that the increase in passenger traffic was not unexpected since most of the people were Muslims.

A DANA Airline attendant, who simply gave his name as Mathew, said that more passengers were likely to travel later in the day.

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