Buhari ‘dispels’ rumours of illness, joins Worshippers for Annual Ramadan Tafsir



President Muhammadu Buhari, who returned from a two-week trip to the United Kingdom a few days back, Tuesday, joined Muslim faithful in the State mosque the Ramadan Tafsir (explanation of the Qur’an).

Garba Shehu, Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) disclosed this in a statement Tuesday evening.

According to Shehu the President, who was accompanied by personal aides, was attending the Tafsir the first time in two years, following the closure of the Mosque throughout the Ramadan last year due to the restrictions in public gatherings put in place Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, now renamed Presidential Steering Committee (PSC).

In a sermon before the commencement of the exercise, the Chief Imam of the Villa, Sheikh Abdulwahid Abubakar Sulaiman lamented that and individuals have been spreading concocted and senseless stories regarding COVID-19, misleading a large number of .

He called the epidemic ‘‘a trial from the Almighty, as well as a leveller and equalizer of humanity.’’

The Chief Imam urged Nigerians to to observe the regulations put in place relevant authorities to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Newsdiaryonline reports that Buhari’s move may have been made to dispel speculatons about his ill-health after his return from United Kingdom.