BREAKING: Tinubu Observes Eid Prayer at Dodan Barracks in Lagos, Videos Emerge

BREAKING: Tinubu Observes Eid Prayer at Dodan Barracks in Lagos, Videos Emerge

  • President Bola Tinubu observed the Eid Kabir prayers at the Dodan Barracks Eid prayer ground in Obalende, Lagos alongside other Muslim faithful on Sunday, June 16
  • Flanked by top government officials including his chief of staff, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the NSA Nuhu Ribadu, Tinubu's appearance at the iconic military mosque reinforced his identity as a devoted Muslim leader
  • An aide to the president, Dada Olusegun, gave the update and shared videos to confirm his principal's presence at the venue journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

On Sunday, June 16, President Bola Tinubu joined the Muslim faithful to observe Eid Kabir prayers at the Dodan Barracks in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Eid-el-Kabir: Tinubu prays at Dodan Barracks in Lagos on June 16,2024.
President Tinubu at Dodan Barracks in Lagos. Photo credit: @DOlusegun
Source: Twitter reports that Muslims worldwide celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festival on the 10th day of the Hijri month of Dhual-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar.

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Accompanied by top government functionaries, the president arrived at the Eid praying ground at 8.55am on Sunday.

He was joined by his family members; Lagos state deputy governor, Obafemi Hamzat; chief of staff, Femi Gbajabiamil; former minister of works, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN; among other aides and associates.

Tinubu, after the Eid Prayers, acknowledged cheers from well wishers at the prayer ground.

Dada Olusegun, special assistant to the president on social media, confirmed the development via posts shared on his X page.

He tweeted:

"President Bola Ahmed Tinubu joins other Muslim Faithfuls at the Dodan Barracks Praying ground in Lagos to observe Eid prayers in Celebration of the Eid Al-Adah."

He continued:

"PBAT after the Eid Prayers acknowledging cheers from well wishers at the prayer ground."

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Nigerians react

Nigerians took to the comment section on X and reacted to the development.

@itumasunny2496 tweeted:

"Who says this man is not loved? Social media will you think otherwise, but go down to the people, the real people and you will discover Tinubu is very well loved everywhere in Nigeria."

@olamijuwon1007 tweeted:

"You could see how the president packed his agbada this time. His security aids also seem to be closer and more active.Never again!"

@collins_39136 tweeted:

"Baba for the boys, we are solidly behind you."

Eid-el-Kabir: Deposed Kano emir Bayero addresses Tinubu earlier reported that deposed emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, extended warm greetings to Tinubu and Kano state governor on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir.

The deposed emir sent his greetings via a broadcast delivered at the Nassarawa mini palace on Saturday, June 15.

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