President Buhari to observe Eid-el-Kabir at Villa, restrict Sallah homage

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The President, Muhammadu Buhari, will observe this year’s Eid-el-Kabir prayers with his family members within the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

The statement was titled, ‘President Buhari to Mark Eid prayers with family at home.’

According to the statement, Buhari will also not be receiving visitors on Sallah day

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari will observe the Eid-el-Kabir prayers with his family at home, just as he did during the Eid-el-Fitr, a little over two months ago, in line with advisories from the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs,  and the Presidential Task Force, on COVID-19.

“In wishing all Muslims a safe and happy Eid, the President 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.

“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.”


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