COVID-19: Buhari cancels Christmas homage to State House

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Abuja (Sundiata Post) – President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled the annual Christmas homage to the State House by religious and community leaders of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The President’s decision, according to a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, was taken in compliance the instructions by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on , especially the restriction on large gatherings.

“In line with the prevailing protocol put in place by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, restricting large gatherings, President Muhammadu Buhari not be hosting the usual Christmas homage by religious and community leaders in the Federal Capital Territory.

“The President urges all citizens to, in line with the prescribed protocol, observe social distancing, use face masks, wash hands frequently and avoid overcrowding of public spaces, markets, shopping centres, offices and places of worship.

“President Buhari equally to citizens to discourage all non-essential travels during the holiday season.

He wishes everyone a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous Year ahead,” the statement said.