The Government of Sokoto state Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has warned against the assembling of people during public preachings and voluntary night vigil prayers throughout the Ramadan fasting period across the state.
Similarly, it also announced a ban of all international border markets across the state.
The measures are aimed at checkmating the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal gave the warning while receiving a situation report from the Task Force Committee on COVID-19 in the state.
However, warning on public gatherings for Tafsir and Tarawih prayers in the month of Ramadan was an adoption of the recommendation of the Sultanate Council on both.
Tambuwal also approved the extension of the existing partial lockdown by two weeks, insisting the enforcement of the ban on inter-state movement must not be compromised.
While seeking for more support from traditional and community leaders in the state in the enforcement of the ban on social gatherings, Tambuwal thanked the Sultanate Council, traditional rulers, security agents, and other stakeholders for their unflinching cooperation so far.