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General News of Friday, 22 May 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Buhari to conduct Eid-el-Fitri prayers at home with family - Presidency

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)

The Presidency has stated that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will be conducting his Eid-el-Fitr prayers with his family at home.

This is contained in a statement issued on Twitter by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

The statement also revealed that President Buhari will not be receiving guests at his house during the period so as to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country.

The statement reads: "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 & 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 PTF 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 leaders and children, will not be receiving these homages in a bid to stop the coronavirus from further spreading".



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