President Buhari was joined by members of his immediate family and his aides to observe the Eid-Kabir prayers in Abuja today.
Sharing photos from 2020 Eid-Kabir prayers at the Presidential villa today July 31, Buhari wrote;
“I observed the Eid El-Kabir prayers at home with my family, this morning, in keeping with the advisories from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs. Once again I wish us all a safe and happy Eid”
I observed the Eid El-Kabir prayers at home with my family, this morning, in keeping with the advisories from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs. Once again I wish us all a safe and happy Eid. #EidMubarakpic.twitter.com/nprDP4d0yV
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) July 31, 2020
President Buhari had earlier today urged Muslims in Nigeria to put the fear of God in their daily activities in order to make the society better.
He wrote in the lengthy statement;
“I wish all Muslims a happy and fulfilling Eid El Kabir celebration. We can create the greatest impact by putting into practice the noble teachings of our religion. We must put the fear of God in our daily activities in order to make our society better.
I would like to call on Muslims and other faithfuls to continue to show more understanding with the government as we take steps to protect our people through social distancing and other guidelines.
The guidelines are dictated by necessity in order to safeguard public health, and should not be perceived as an infringement on people’s right to worship. These are challenging times for the entire world; COVID-19 has had devastating adverse impact on every aspect of our lives.
The preventive guidelines we have introduced to contain the spread of the Coronavirus have unfortunately limited people’s freedom to gather & worship in large numbers in Mosques and Churches. I call for continued patience & understanding from all. We will overcome this pandemic.