Buhari to observe Eid-el-fitr prayer at Aso villa

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File Photo of President Muhammadu Buhari

By SINL Reporter

The presidency on Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari will be conducting his Eid-el-fitr 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.”

A statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu stated that 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 statement concluded.

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