Eidel-fitr: Sultan urges Muslims to pray at home

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The President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged Muslims in Nigeria to pray at home during the forthcoming Eld-el-Fitri

The monarch gave the advice in a statement signed by Professor Salisu Shehu, Deputy Secretary-General, NSCIA on Wednesday.

The Sultan said he gave the advice, in view of the current COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world, including Nigeria.

Duaglobalnews reports that the festival signifies the end of the one month of Ramadan fast and is scheduled to take place on Saturday

This is on the condition that the Shawwal month is sighted on Friday.

During the Eid-Fitr, Muslims faithful usually troop out in large number to observe two rakaats at a designated praying group, outside the normal prayer in the mosque.

The Sultan, however, advised Muslims to be law-abiding in all circumstances.

Meanwhile, Nasarawa state government had tge ban it place on Worship Centres for two Weeks ago in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The state government has also lifted the ban on operations of tricycles in the state but with condition that each tricycle operator must not take more than two passengers.

The state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dogo Shammah, announced the lifting of the bans on worship centres and tricycle operations in the state during a press briefing at the Government House, Lafia.

Shammah said that the lift on both bans would last for two weeks, thereafter it would either be sustained or reversed, based on the compliance of worshipers to the rules of safety.

He said: “Clergies in the state are therefore directed to ensure the compulsory use of masks by members. They should as well provide hand sanitizers for their congregation.”

Shammah said the state government was going to support communities in the state with masks and hand sanitizers.

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