COVID19: FCT Minister Cancels Prayers On Eid Grounds




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a bid to curb the ravaging -19 pandemic, Malam Muhammad Bello, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has banned eid gatherings at the Eid prayer ground along the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expressway.

The decision which was reached at a meeting of the and a delegation the FCT League of Imams Initiative, was conveyed a statement released by the Minister’ Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Anthony Ogunleye.

Ogunleye said the delegation led by its , Imam (Dr) Tajudeen M.B Adigun met Bello to discuss the modalities for holding eid prayers for the upcoming Eid el-Fitr celebrations.

The Statement Read;

“All worshippers are enjoined to eid prayers outdoors within the premises of neighborhood Juma’at mosques. Indoor worship are to be limited to less than 50% of installed capacity.

“Religious authorities are advised to regulate the flow of entering and exiting places of worship. All non-pharmaceutical intervention protocols of facial coverings, physical distancing and hand washing are to be observed

“All other eid celebrations and activities should be confined to homes as all public parks, recreation and centres are to be closed.

“Consequently, based on presentations made by of the Health and Human Secretariat of the and the Implementation Guidelines for Phased Restriction of Movement issued by the Presidential Steering Committee on -19 on Monday. 10th 2021, we came up with the guidelines.”

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