The President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Sa’ad Abubakar, has call on Muslims across the country to pray at home during the forthcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festival.
The Sultan of Sokoto,in a statement signed by Professor Salisu Shehu, Deputy Secretary-General, NSCIA, gave this advice in view of the covid-19 pandemic.
He advised the faithful to adhere to the rules of whichever state they find themselves, saying even where lockdown is relaxed, they should tread with caution.
Abubakar also cautioned against gathering at Eid ground for prayers, urging that area mosque should be used to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
Muslims are marking the end of the Ramadan fasting tomorrow and would congregate at their Eid praying grounds on Saturday to commemorate religious rite.