President Buhari to observe Eid al-Fitr prayer at home

By Timothy Choji, Abuja


The Presidency says with the Eid al-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.

In a statement issued on Friday, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said:

“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 Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.”

“Further to this, the President who has traditionally shared the joyous moment with top government officials, political leaders, community heads, Muslim and Christian religious leaders and children, will not be receiving these homages in a bid to stop the coronavirus from further spreading.”

The Muslim community is expected to observe the Eid al-Fitr tomorrow Saturday or Sunday, pending the sighting of a new moon.


Zainab Sa’id


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