President Muhammadu Buhari will observe this year’s Eid-el-Fitr Prayer at home, Garba Sheu, a presidential spokesman has revealed.
He explained that the decision was in line with the observation of lockdown in Abuja and that of Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III.
Recall that the Sultan had urged Muslims across the country to observe the Eid-el-Fitr Prayer at home to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
“With the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations around the corner and the month-long Ramadan fast coming to an end, President Muhammadu Buhari will be conducting his Eid prayers with his family at home.
“This is in observance of the lockdown measures in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, put in place “to save lives and protect people from all dangers.”
“This is also in line with the directive of the Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III suspending Eid congregational prayers across the country as well as the protocol against mass gathering issued by the PTF on COVID-19”,Shehu said in a series of tweets.