Zaria holds Sallah durbar
Following the improvement of security situation in the North and the ancient city of Zaria, the Zazzau Emirate Council has concluded arrangement to stage the traditional Sallah durbars.
Confirming this to Daily Trust yesterday, the Chief Protocol Officer of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Abubakar Ladan Chiroman Shantali, said the Sallah durbars were expected to attract Nigerians from all walks of life and foreigners.
Beginning from today or tomorrow, depending on when the Islamic lunar month s sighted, the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, and his counsellors would ride on horse backs from the Eid prayer ground to the palace where the emir’s district heads would pay their homage.
This is called Hawan Sallah.
The next day after Eid, the emir would again ride on horseback to GRA, Zaria where he would pay homage to the Kaduna state governor at the Zaria Government House, and this is known as Hawan Bariki. A day after is Hawan Daushe, which usually rounds off the celebrations