As Muslims around the world celebrate the celebration of Eid Fitri this weekend, President Buhari has declared that he will conduct his Eid prayers with his family at home and not at any of the prayer places where over the years he has joined other Muslims for Eid. prayers of the congregation.
A press release issued by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Advertising, Garba Shehu, says the President’s decision is in line with the federal capital territory foreclosure measures that have been put in place “to save lives and protect people from all dangers. “
He added that the president also obeyed the directive of the Sultan of Sokoto and the general president of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III suspending the prayers of the Eid congregation across the country. as well as the protocol against mass gatherings. published by the Presidential Working Group on COVID-19.
The presidential spokesman further said that the president, who has traditionally shared this joyous moment with senior government officials, political leaders, community leaders, Muslim and Christian religious leaders and children, will not receive these tributes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. .