President Muhammadu Buhari will remain in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, to observe Eid prayers to mark the end of the Ramadan fast this weekend.
The president usually flies to his native Daura in Katsina State to celebrate the annual religious event, with prayers observed in large crowds that gather at the mosque
However, the Presidency said in a statement released on Friday, 22 May 2020 that President Buhari will be conducting his Eid prayers with his family at home.
Read the statement below:
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
PRESIDENT BUHARI TO OBSERVE EID WITH FAMILY AT HOME
With the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations around the corner and the month-long Ramadan fast coming to an end, President @MBuhari 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 #PTFCOVID19.
Further to this, the President who has traditionally shared the joyous moment with top Govt officials, political leaders, community heads, Muslim & Christian religious leaders & children, will not be receiving these homages in a bid to stop the coronavirus from further spreading.