State Governor Aminu Bello Masari urged security agencies and healthcare professionals to ensure compliance with the directive.

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has approved the relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown to allow Muslim faithful observe Friday congregational prayers in the state.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, said this in a statement in Katsina.

Inuwa said the governor also lifted the ban on Church services every Sunday as well as inter-local government travel across the state.

He, however, advised the people to adhere strictly to health and security advice like wearing of facemasks, physical distancing, washing of hands with soap and running water, and use of sanitisers.

Inuwa said the decision was to enable Muslim and Christian faithful to observe their religious activities.

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