Story from Kenneth AFOR, Lagos
The Kano Emirate Council has said that it will hold the traditional durbar to celebrate this year’s Eid-Al-Fitr in the state.
This was contained in a letter by the Emirate Council signed by Awaisu Abbas Sanusi, on Monday on behalf of the council’s secretary and sent to all district heads ordering them to start converging at the palace on Monday in preparation for the event.
This year’s durbar will be the first since Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero became the Emir of Kano.
“You are hereby directed to enter Kano with all your village heads, palace guards and horses on Monday, Ramadan 28, 1442 A.H, equivalent to May 10, 2021, to commence this year’s Eid-Al-Fitr durbar celebration,” reads part of the letter.
Also, the council has asked all the traditional rulers to meet on Tuesday at the Emir’s palace for a briefing from the Emir.
But this year’s durbar in emirates of Bauchi, Niger State and Daura Emirate in Katsina State has been suspended due to the rising insecurity in their respective domains.
The age-long tradition of the Sallah durbar is celebrated during Eid-Al-Fitr and Eid-Al-Kabir Sallah celebrations with the Emir and all his District Heads riding on horses in their royal regalia, while residents cheerfully watch them.