Muslims are closing in on celebrating the Eid Fitri over the weekend starting on the 23rd of May, 2020.
Meanwhile, President Buhari has said he will be celebrating the Eid Fitri privately with his family and his prayers will also be done in his home this time around.
This will be the first Eid prayer Buhari will have in his home with his family. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu released a statement that says President Buhari made his decision to celebrate and have his prayer at home with his family because of the lockdown measures in Abuja that was put in place “to save lives and protect people from all dangers.”
Garba also said President Buhari is obeying the order of the Sultan of Sokoto and the President General of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III suspending Eid congregational prayers across Nigeria as well as the directives against mass gathering which was ordered by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
The presidential spokesperson further stated that the President who has traditionally shared the joyous moment with top government officials, political leaders, community heads, Muslim and Christian religious leaders and children, will not be receiving these homages in a bid to stop the coronavirus from further spreading.