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Eid-El-Kabir: President Buhari Bans Visitors, To Celebrate Sallah At Home

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President Muhammadu Buhari has announced that he would be celebrating the 2020 Eid-El-Kabir in Abuja with his family.

The President noted in a statement on Wednesday that the decision to remain in Abuja, rather than travel to his hometown of Daura in Katsina State is based on a recommendation from the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

The statement made available to newsmen by Garba Shehu, the president’s spokesperson recalled that Buhari also celebrated the Eid el-Fitr at home with his family over two months ago.

Similarly, the President will not be receiving visitors during the Sallah celebrations but wished all Nigerians a peaceful and happy celebration.

This, the statement noted is in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

“Pres. @MBuhari will observe the #Eid El-Kabir prayers with his family at home, just as he did during the Eid El-Fitr a little over two months ago, in line with advisories from the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA & the Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19.

In order to stop the spread of the disease, the President will not be receiving Sallah homages by religious, community, party and government leaders and urges all citizens to observe the occasion as advised by state and local authorities.

He once again wishes all citizens a safe and happy Eid,” the statement noted.

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