- President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, June 5, attended Juma’at congregational service at the state house mosque
- An aide to the president, Buhari Sallau, shared some photos of the service on social media
- Worshippers at the mosque were reportedly thoroughly screened in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, June 5, attended Juma’at congregational service at the state house mosque.
An aide to the president, Buhari Sallau, shared some photos of the service on social media.
Legit.ng learnt that those who participated in the prayer were thoroughly screened and had to wear a face mask each as well as sanitise their hands, as safety measures.
Photos shared by the presidency showed that social distancing was also strictly observed in line with guidelines on public gathering.
The Aso Rock mosque which has been closed for some time, in line with the Federal Capital City (FCT) protocols on the reopening of worship centres.
Below are some photos of Buhari in the mosque:
Meanwhile, following the relaxation of the ban placed on worship centres, the Nigerian government has given a list of guidelines places of worship must meet before being permitted to operate.
The presidential task force on COVID-19 said the guidelines are part of measures to check the spread of COVID-19.
Dr Sani Aliyu, the coordinator of the task force in a briefing on Tuesday, June 2, said places of worship that fail to comply with these measures should not be allowed to operate by state governments.
In another news report, barely seventy-two hours after he declared that all religious activities remained banned, the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that worship centres in the state would be allowed to reopen from June 19.
Legit.ng reported that the governor said mosques are to reopen from Friday, June 19, while churches are to begin services from Sunday, June 21.
The governor made the announcement on Thursday, June 4, during a briefing at the Government House, Marina.
In a tweet by Gboyega Akosile, the chief press secretary to Governor Sanwo-Olu, the government said that children below age 15 would not be allowed into any religious centre.
Sanwo-Olu, however, said that religious gatherings are restricted to Fridays and Sundays only.
Still on health, the federal government has said that it would review the ease of restriction placed on churches and mosques if worshippers disregard its guidelines.
Boss Mustapha, the chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19, made the statement on Thursday, June 4, during a briefing in Abuja.
He said the task force would monitor the compliance of Nigerians to the easing of restriction.
Mustapha pointed out that if need be, the ease of restriction would be reviewed to contain the spread of the virus.
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