The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has warned district heads and Imams to conduct Eid prayers in Juma’at mosques instead of prayer grounds.
The spiritual head of Muslims in the country, gave the advice while declaring 31 July as the date for Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
A statement, Abubakar called on Muslim faithful to pray for peace, progress, and development in the country.
“His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar CFR, mni, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has declared Friday, 31 July 2020 as the 10th day of Zulhijja 1441 AH and the day of Eid–El–Kabir for the year.
“Furthermore, in view of the current situation caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the Sultan hereby advises all the District Heads and Imams in Sokoto State, to observe Eid prayers at their Jumu’at Mosques in their respective towns and villages and not at Eid Grounds,” the statement read in part.