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CONVID-19: Bauchi Emir cancels Sallah durbar

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The Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwan Sulaiman, has canceled the annual  durbar  by royal horsemen, popularly known as “hawan daushe”, held a day after Eid-el-fitr (Sallah) in Bauchi.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the  horse parade is a tourism event organised by most the Emirs in the North, which  attracts thousands of people during the sallah festivities.

Sulaiman said at the stakeholders’ meeting with the State government on Wednesday  in Bauchi that the cancellation of the event was necessitated by the global Coronavirus pandemic.

He said the world was faced with the dreaded coronavirus disesase which had caused    untold  hardship to the people.

“We will do everything possible to see that we stop the spread of the virus in our society.

“Therefore, the annual “ daushe” horse parade is cancelled to ensure adherence to social distancing and discourage all forms of social gathering in the state,” he said.

Edited By: Angela Okisor (NAN)

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