President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed why he prefers to observe Juma’at at the mosque in the presidential Villa instead of the National mosque in Abuja.
According to him, praying at the Villa mosque prevents unnecessary roadblocks and traffic which will result from the movement of his entoruage if if he decides to go pray at the National mosque.
Buhari made this known in response to a request from a delegation of Imams to the Federal Capital Territory led by Prof. Shehu Ahmad Galadanci, the Murshid, National Mosque.
‘‘Regarding your request for me to be attending Juma’at prayers in the National Mosque, I implore you to note that I personally started observing Juma’at prayers in the State House in order to reduce hardships which people may pass through.
‘‘As you all know, Presidential movements require roadblocks and other attendant restrictions which could subject worshippers and other people to a lot of difficulties,’’ the President told the Islamic scholars who were at State House to congratulate him on his overwhelming victory at the February 23 presidential election”, he said.