President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, July 31, joined other Muslim faithfuls across the country in celebration for Eid-El-Kabir.
The celebration of the Islamic festival was low key due to the coronavirus pandemic that has been ravaging the country and the rest of the world.
Sallah festivities have been banned in most parts of the north to check the spread of the deadly disease.
The Nigerian leader observed Eid El-Kabir prayers at home with his family in Abuja as part of the obligations of the celebration. This was in line with advisories from the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).
He, however, urged Nigerians to continue to show more understanding with the government as it takes steps to protect people through social distancing. In a related development, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs cautioned against holding the Eid prayer in congregation.
The council, led by the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, noted that the pandemic is not yet over, warning people to celebrate with high caution.
President Buhari was joined by members of his immediate family and his aides to observe the Eid-Kabir prayers in the Presidential villa today July 31.
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