Nigeria: Muslims to Hold Eid Prayers in Open Spaces

Nigeria: Muslims will Hold Eid Prayers in Open Spaces – El-Rufai

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 02:36 pm

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said that Eid prayers can preserve in open areas in Kaduna State but there will be no celebrations during the impending Eid Al-Adha Muslim festival.

The governor who made this known in a media chat, warned that the prayers ought to no longer be held interior mosques due to the fact of possible spread of Covid-19.

El-Rufai similarly said that Muslim trustworthy ought to look at social distancing and put on face masks for the duration of the Eid prayers, including that they should return domestic afterwards and to avoid giant gatherings in compliance with the Covid-19 prevention protocol.

The governor further suggested that human beings who are 50 years and above ought to pray at home.

El-Rufai on the other hand stated that mosques will remain shut for 5 each day prayers due to the fact government and fitness workers are nonetheless studying the degree of compliance of laid down policies throughout Friday prayers.

He thanked non secular leaders for cooperating with government through imposing social distancing during Friday prayers, asking human beings to perform ablution at domestic and attending mosques with their prayer mats and carpets.

“The trouble we have is with outside the mosque on Fridays, where social distancing is no longer maintained and people usually flout the laid down rules,” El-Rufai explained.

The governor stated that the price of infection has tripled on account that the lockdown used to be lifted, including that mosques will only be opened for day by day prayers on the propose of health experts.