Buhari To Mark Eid Prayers With Family At Home
President Muhammadu Buhari will observe the Eid El-Kabir prayers with his family at home, The Presidency confirmed on Wednesday.
The president had also observed the Eid El-Fitr a little over two months ago, in line with advisories from the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA and the Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19.
This disclosure is contained in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The president wished all Muslims a safe and happy Eid and reiterated the protocols as issued by the PTF that large gatherings, as much as possible, should be discouraged.
“Where small groups choose to hold the Eid together, face masks are absolutely necessary, as is social distancing.
Advisedly, such prayers should hold outdoors and worshippers are encouraged to bring their own prayer mats,” the statement reads.
In order to stop the spread of the disease, the President will not be receiving Sallah homages by religious, community, party and government leaders and urges all citizens to observe the occasion as advised by state and local authorities.
He once again wishes all citizens a safe and happy Eid.