Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday, joined Muslims all over the world to mark this year’s Eid El-Kabir.
The President, his family members and some top government officials observed the sallah within the precinct of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
His wife, Aisha, and son, Yusuf, were among those who took part in the prayers led by the Chief of Imam of the State House mosque, Abdulwaheed Sulaiman.
Shortly after the prayers, Buhari witnessed the slaughtering of the sallah rams and thereafter took group pictures with family members.
Those who participated in the prayers, including the President, wore masks and maintained social distancing with the arrangement of their prayer mats in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
The President later wrote on his Twitter handle, @MBuhari, “I observed the Eid El-Kabir prayers at home with my family, this morning, in keeping with the advisories from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.
“Once again I wish us all a safe and happy Eid. #EidMubarak.”