The Federal Capital Terriory Administration (FCTA) says there would be no Eid-il-Fitr prayers at the National Eid prayer ground along the Umaru Musa Yar’adua Expressway (Airport Road).
This is contained in a statement by the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, in Abuja.
Malam Muhammad Bello said the directive was part of resolution reached at a meeting between FCTA and the FCT League of Imams Initiative led by its Chairman, Imam Tajudeen Adigun
He explained that the objective of the meeting was to discuss the modalities of holding Eid prayers for the upcoming Eid-il-Fitr celebrations.
Bello said that all worshippers are enjoined to hold Eid prayers outdoors within the premises of their neighbourhood Juma’at mosques
Acccording to him, indoor worship are to be limited to less than 50 per cent of installed capacity.
Religious authorities are advised to regulate the flow of people 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 entertainment centers are to be closed”
On his part, the Chairman of the FCT League of Imams Initiative, Tajudeen Adigun, said “In Islam, you listen to experts, those who are specialists and those who have actually discussed with us are experts in the field of medical sciences.
” In Islam, you also abide with the commands of leadership. Based on this and what we are convinced of, we urge Muslim Ummah to also respect this stand of the Administration by observing our Eid prayers within our localities.”