Haliru Shuaibu, Spokesman for Abuja National Mosque, said in a statement that the decision was taken after a special meeting of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Council of Imams and stakeholders in the health sector.
He said that the meeting, which reviewed the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Eid-el-Fitr celebration, resolved that prayers would be conducted at the premises of the Abuja National Mosque with considerations for the second wave of the coronavirus.
“All worshippers are advised to observe the COVID-19 protocols, including social distancing and wearing of face-masks,” he said.
According to him, the management of the Abuja National Mosque congratulates all Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the 2021 Ramadan Fast.
“We pray to Allah, the Most Merciful, to give our country everlasting peace,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, had earlier in a statement, cancelled Eid-el-Fitr prayers at the National Eid Prayer Ground on the Umaru Musa Yar’adua expressway (Airport Road). (NAN)