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 was disclosed by Senior Special Assistant to the President, (Media & Publicity), Mallam Garba Shehu on Friday.
This may not be unconnected with serious fears over the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, Shehu said the decision 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.”
He added that it 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.
The senior presidential spokesman further said that President Buhari will not be receiving homages from top government officials, political leaders, community heads, Muslim and Christian religious leaders and children in a bid to stop the coronavirus from further spreading.