11 April 2021 By Remi Johnson
The Federal Capital Territory Administration says there will be no Eid congregational prayers at the National EID praying ground during this Eid el Fitr celebration .
To this end, the FCT Minister in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Mr Anthony Ogunleye, urges Muslims to hold their prayers in their various Jumaat Mosques.
According to the statement, the directive which is part of measures to prevent the third wave of COVID-19 ravaging some countries around the globe, was an outcome of a meeting chaired by the FCT Minister With the League of Imams initiative led by Mr Tajudeen Adigun.
The Minister in the statement says: “There will be no Eid prayers at the National Eid Prayer Ground along the Umaru Musa Yar’adua Expressway (Airport Road).
“All worshippers are enjoined to hold Eid prayers outdoors within the premises of their neighborhood Juma’at mosques
“Indoor worship are to be limited to less than 50% of installed capacity.
“All non-pharmaceutical intervention protocols of facial coverings, physical distancing and hand washing are to be observed.”
On his part, the Chairman of the FCT League of Imams Initiative, Tajudeen Adigun promised to ensure that Muslims observe their Eid prayers within their various localities.