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    In the North Central Stat of Nigeria, Muslims have been celebrating Id-Al-First....the Festival of the?

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    In the North Central Stat of Nigeria, Muslims have been celebrating Id-Al-First....the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast...which follows Ramadan.

    The celebrations occupy the first three days of Shawwal, the month following Ramadan. Official receptions are held, private visits paid, people give presents to each other and pray at the graves of relatives and friends.

    Nigeria's North Central state has a low rainfall during this year's rainy season, and consequently there could be a shortage of food in some areas. In his Id-Al-Fitr message, the Governor of the State, Brigadier Abba Kyari, said he had asked the Federal government for assistance. And he called on the people of his state to conserve food and water during the current dry season.

    The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Sir Dr. Usman Nagogo, in his Id-Al-Fitr message, called on the people to co-operate with the government to make the Nigerian currency changeover next year a successful one. He said the government was not going to cheat them in the changes.

    SYNOPSIS: Muslims gathered in the outdoor stadium at Katsina, in Nigeria's North Central state, for celebrations of Id-Al-Fit.

    The celebrations occur during the first three days of the Muslim month of Shawwal, and mark the end of the fast of Ramadan.

    During Id-Al-Fitr, official receptions are held, private visits paid, people give presents to each other and pray...at gatherings like this and at the graves of relatives and friends.

    These horsemen are going to the palace of the Emir of Katsina to pay their respects. In his Id-Al-Fitr message, the Emir, Alhakji sir Dr. Usman Nagogo, called on the people of his emirate to co-operate with the government to make next year's Nigerian currency changeover a successful one. He said the government was not going to cheat them in the changes.

    The people of North Central state heard another Id-Al-Aitr message, too. The other, form the sate Governor, said that low rainfall during the rainy season could lead to a shortage of food in some areas. He appealed to them to conserve food and water during the current dry season.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABSBYZ9CB6RZO3Y7WM45YSIN7Y
    Media URN:
    VLVABSBYZ9CB6RZO3Y7WM45YSIN7Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
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    N/A

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