Muslim faithful have been urged to stay at home and observe this year’s Eid-el-Fitr prayers at home.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister of FCT, Anthony Ogunleye, said the Eid-el Fitr prayers across the FCT will not hold on Eid-grounds.
“FCT Administration hereby informs residents of the FCT, especially Muslim faithful that following the statement by the Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI), under the leadership the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, regarding the suspension of the Eid congregational prayers in towns and cities across the federation.
“This year’s Eid-el Fitr prayers will not hold on Eid-grounds across the FCT. This is in tandem with the guidelines, issued by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, that all places of worship in the FCT and other high risk states of the Federation should remain closed during the recently extended period of lockdown.
“The FCT Administration therefore, calls for support and understanding of all residents as efforts are being made to curtail and eventually end the spread of the COVID-19 in the territory,” the statement said.