CAN president, Sultan declare 3-day fasting, prayer against coronavirus

CAN president, Sultan declare 3-day fasting, prayer against coronavirus

- A major decision has been taken against the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria

- The leadership of CAN and the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar Mohammadu III, have agreed on a three-day prayer and fasting session for all Muslims and Christians

- The exercise will begin on Friday, July 3 and end on Sunday, July 5

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The Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) has called for all Muslims and Christians in the country to undergo a three-day fasting and prayer session against COVID-19.

Tagged Nineveh, the programme will run from Friday, July 3, to Sunday, July 5, according to a statement by the secretary-general of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Joseph Daramola, The Nation reports.

This move was initiated by the national president of CAN, Samson Ayokunle in conjunction with the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar Mohammadu III.

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CAN president, Sultan declare 3-day fasting, prayer against coronavirus
CAN president and the Sultan of Sokoto
Source: UGC

Daramola in the statement disclosed that the venue for Muslim faithful will be the Abuja National Mosque while Christians will congregate in the National Christian Centre.

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He said that this effort which is aimed at helping the federal government in its fight against the scourge and spread of the virus will afford the interfaith body to seek God's face on behalf of the nation at this trying time.

Meanwhile, reported that the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, had said President Muhammadu Buhari has done well in containing the spread of coronavirus in the country.

Onyeama made the statement on Tuesday, June 30, when a delegation of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC), paid him a visit.

The minister said the setting up of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 by the president was effective in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

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He commended President Buhari for the measures put in place to curb the spread of the disease.

In another post, reported that amid concentrated efforts channelled towards the fight against the pandemic, Lagos state government has reassured its residents that COVID-19 test was free for all Lagosians at every coronavirus public testing laboratories.

The information was disclosed in a statement signed by Gbenga Omotoso, the state commissioner for information and strategy.

“For the avoidance of doubt it is necessary to reiterate to members of the public that testing remains free of charge at all public testing laboratories,” the statement reads in parts.

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