Friday, June 5

COVID-19: Eid-el-Fitr prayer suspended by FG for the first time

As the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end, muslims all over the are expected to celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr soon after, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic current ravaging the world, the traditional eid prayer has been cancelled by the federal government as a measure to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the nation.
This was disclosed by the The Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, in which he says the holy places of worship remains shut even on Eid-el-Fitr day. As an advice from medical experts and guidelines from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
Mosques and churches have been shutdown for the past two months in an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The minister had a meeting with representatives of the FCT Christian and Muslim communities led by the FCT Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Chairman, Dr. Samson Jonah, and the FCT League of Imams Initiative (FLII), Dr. Tajudeen Mohammed Bello Adigun, in which he disclosed that the earlier measures put in place two weeks ago have been extended by another two weeks.

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