John Ameh, Abuja
The President, Main Frequent Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday barred authorities officials, political leaders, community heads, Muslim and Christian non secular leaders and children from paying him Eid-el-Fitr homage on the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The President mentioned this became to prevent the spread of the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
He explained that his possibility complied with the security features keep in keep in the Federal Capital Territory to defend towards the spread of COVID-19.
Buhari, who mentioned he would use the duration at his space with his family, furthermore cited the directive of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, suspending Eid congregational prayers all over the country, moreover to measures presented by the Presidential Process Pressure on COVID -19.
The President’s space became conveyed in a assertion by his spokesman, Mr Garba Shehu.
It learn, “With the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations all over the corner and the month-prolonged Ramadan rapidly coming to an cease, President Muhammadu Buhari will seemingly be conducting his Eid prayers with his family at dwelling.
“Right here is in observance of the lockdown measures in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, keep in keep ‘to keep lives and defend folks from all dangers.’
“Right here is furthermore in preserving with the directive of the Sultan of Sokoto and President Frequent of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, suspending Eid congregational prayers all over the country moreover to the protocol towards mass gathering issued by the Presidential Process Pressure on COVID-19.
“Additional to this, the President, who has historically shared the joyous moment with top authorities officials, political leaders, community heads, Muslim and Christian non secular leaders and children, may perchance now no longer be receiving this homage in a define to remain the coronavirus from extra spreading.”
In the intervening time, the Federal Capital Territory Administration has entreated residents, in particular the Muslim trustworthy to scrutinize the Eid-el Fitr prayers at dwelling.
An announcement by the Chief Press Secretary, Anthony Ogunleye, mentioned ‘this twelve months’s Eid-el Fitr prayers would now no longer rob on Eid-grounds all over the FCT.”
That assertion mentioned, “Right here is in tandem with the pointers, issued by the Presidential Process Pressure on COVID-19, that every body places of adore in the FCT and other excessive probability states of the federation may perchance clean stay closed right via the these days extended duration of lockdown.
“In verbalize to full this goal of enforcing these pointers in the FCT, meetings were held earlier between the administration and leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria and the League of FCT Imams.
“The meeting acknowledged that the principle field of all leaders and public officials became to keep lives.
“In survey of this stylish goal, the leaders of the non secular organisations contain agreed to work towards the eventual opening up of adore places at a time to be definite by the Presidential Process Pressure, in step with scientific advice.”
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