President Buhari Cancels Sallah Homage to Presidential Villa, Gives Reason

By  Kess Ewubare

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday urged Nigerians to observe the COVID-19 precautions during the Sallah celebrations.

 President Muhammadu Buhari pictured praying. Photo: Buhari Sallau Source: Facebook

Muslims in Nigeria are making preparations towards Eid Al-Fitr, a day that is celebrated to mark the end of Ramadan.

 The president encourages leaders to be content with modest celebrations at home.

President Muhammadu Buhari has canceled the Sallah celebration visits to the presidential villa over the COVID-19 pandemic.

The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, made the disclosure in a statement on Saturday, May 8, Premium Times reported.

According to the aide, the president said he would not be receiving the traditional Sallah homage from religious and political leaders.


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