The traditional right of several government officials and friends paying salah homage to Aso rock has been stopped by the Nigerian presidency.
Speaking about the cancelation of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr homage to President Muhammadu Buhari by various communities, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said that the President would be conducting a private Eid prayer with his family to mark the end of the month-long Ramadan fasting.
The foregoing measures were contained in a statement issued by
“With the Eid-el-Fitr celebration 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 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.