As the holy month is Ramadan is coming to a close and muslim across the country and the world at large are preparing for the end of the fasting period, president muhammadu has released a statement concerning the celebrations.
According to a statement signed by the senior special assistant to the president on media, Garba shehu, the president will like to have a quiet celebration as no visits will be entertained on that day from politicians or religious leaders due to the pandemic situation.
The statement said, “To this effect, the President, First Family, his personal aides, members of the cabinet, and Service Chiefs who choose to remain in Abuja will congregate in full compliance with COVID-19 protocols at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa to observe the Eid prayers. Time fixed for the prayer is 9:00 am.
The month of Ramadan is gradually coming to an end with Muslims across Nigeria anticipating the Eid Al-Fitr celebration; however, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that all celebrations be limited due to the global Coronavirus crisis.
“President Buhari thanks the Ulama (Islamic Clerics) and all other religious (Muslim, Christian) leaders who continue to pray for the wellbeing of the nation and its people.
“The President, in addition, takes this opportunity to condole with all who lost family members due to what he described as the ‘madness’ going on in parts of the country.”