In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, President Muhammadu Buhari will not receive homages by religious, community, party and government leaders during this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
Recall that he did not receive homages too about two months ago during Eid-el-Fitri celebration.
In a statement issued by Mallam Garba Shehu, his media aide, the president would rather observe the Eid El-Kabir prayers with his family at home.
Shehu said in wishing all Muslims a safe and happy Eid, the president reiterated the protocols as issued by the PTF that large gatherings, as much as possible, should be discouraged.
“Where small groups choose to hold the Eid together, face masks are absolutely necessary, as is social distancing.
“Advisedly, such prayers should hold outdoors and worshippers are encouraged to bring their own prayer mats,” the statement reads in part.