On Sunday, it was published that President Muhammadu Buhari had his Eid-el-Fitr prayers with his family at his State House residence which he explained as being in compliance with the safety measures which were put in place by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on social gatherings.
The president said in a brief interview after the Eid-el-Fitr prayers; he said to the press;
“I held Eid prayers at home today with my family, in keeping with the protocol of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 against mass gatherings, as well as 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.”
“Nigerians can see that COVID-19 has reduced us, both the developing and developed countries, to the same level. In fact, we have fewer casualties than we have.”
“I hope the rainy season would be bountiful so that we get a lot of food.
“I wish the farmers will go to farms and save lives so that we can produce what we need in sufficient quantity so that we don’t have to import food.
“In any case, we don’t have any money to import food. So we must produce what we are going to eat,”