The Management of Abuja National Mosque has shut down the mosque as a result of the ravaging coronavirus disease.
In a press statement released today, all gatherings and other activities in the mosque and its environment, have been suspended indefinitely.
The decision to suspend regular and Jum’ah prayers and other activities by the management, according to a press release signed by the management, was as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, which toll hits 36 as of today with the country recording its first death today.
The release added that the open space market and restaurant attached to the mosque are also closed.
“In view of the current health issue that is the COVID-19 crisis, the National Mosque Management has decided to suspend the five daily congregational and Jum’ah prayers, gatherings and other activities in the mosque and its environs.
“The open space market and restaurants attached to the mosque are also to be closed,” the management stated in the released.
“This takes effect from today, Monday, 23rd March, 2020 till further notice,” it added.
The management, however, solicited cooperation and understanding of worshippers and the general public.
“While praying Allah (SWT) to protect us from this pandemic and guide us aright, we kindly solicit cooperation and understanding of worshippers and the general public in this regard.”