To combat the spread of the coronavirus, President Muhammadu Buhari has said he will remain in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja to observe Eid prayers whiich usually mark the end of the Ramadan fast.
The president’s usual practice is to fly to his native home in Daura in Katsina State to celebrate the annual religious event.
However, in a statement, the president’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, he said the president will not be travelling but rather will be observing his Eid prayers with his family in Abuja.
“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.”
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.
— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) May 22, 2020
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