Buhari to mark Eid in Villa, plans modest celebration at home

As in Nigeria join others globally in preparations towards Eid Al-Fitr, a day is celebrated to mark the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting, has directed all celebrations be limited due to the global Coronavirus crisis.

This was announced in a statement Sunday signed by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity).

To this effect, Shehu said, the President, Family, his  personal aides, of cabinet and Service Chiefs who choose to remain in Abuja will congregate in full compliance with COVID-19 protocols at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa to observe the Eid prayers. Time fixed for the prayer is 9:00am.

The statement continued: “Thereafter, there will be no traditional Sallah homage to the President by religious, community and political leaders. As was the case last year, the President encourages such leaders to be content with modest celebrations at home in view of .

said specially thanks the Ulama (Islamic Clerics) and all other religious (Muslim, Christian) leaders who continue to pray for the wellbeing of the nation and its people.

The President, in addition, takes this opportunity to condole with all who lost family due to what described as the ‘madness’ going on in parts of the country. 

The President has also called on all local leaders to talk to their youths and warn against being used to incite and foment

“If we attack guarding us,” the President wonders, “who will protect us in future emergencies?”