President Muhammed Buhari says he will be observing his Eid-el-Fitri celebration at home with his family due to social distance measures put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
Buhari will also not receive any visitors during the celebration.
This was made known in a statement issued by the senior special assistant on media to the president, Garba Shehu on Friday.
“This is in observance of the lockdown measures in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, put in place “to save lives and protect people from all dangers.”
“This is also in line with the directive of the Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III suspending Eid congregational prayers across the country as well as the protocol against mass gathering issued by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
“Further to this, the President who has traditionally shared the joyous moment with top government officials, political leaders, community heads, Muslim and Christian religious leaders and children, will not be receiving these homages in a bid to stop the coronavirus from further spreading.