Buhari rules out homages, to observe Eid el-fitr with family

President Muhammadu Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari will observe the EId-el-Fitri celebration with his family and would not be receiving homages following the lockdown measures in the Federal Capital territory.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu disclosed this on Friday stating that the President’s decision followed the precautionary measures in place in FCT to save lives and protect people from all dangers.

Shehu in the statement also disclosed that all Muslims across the country have been mandated to abide with the lockdown and precautionary measures in place by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and 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.

“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.

“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’, he stated.

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