The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has in a recent statement issued a strong note of warning to Imams and district heads against conducting of Eid-el-Kabir prayers at praying grounds, he advised that the Eid prayers should be observed in Juma’at mosques instead.
Abubakar in the statement declared July 31st as the Eid-el-Kabir 2020 celebration date, he went further to urge Muslim faithful in the country to pray for progress, peace, and development of the country during the festive period.
The statement read in part “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, 31th 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 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.”
Muslim laments Economic Hardship as Eid-el-Kabir approaches
NewsNaija gathered that Muslims across the nook and cranny of Nigeria may not celebrate the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir as expected, this is as a result of the serious economic hardship ravaging the country as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A poll carried out by NewsNaija revealed that majority of the Muslims are currently lamenting the current economic hardship especially the civil servants, the poll revealed that many civil servants are complaining that they are yet to procure a ram for the Sallah celebration.
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The serious economic doldrums caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged into the Nigeria economy is said to be affecting the majority of the Civil Servants, some people were of the opinion that the failure by some States to implement the new N30000 minimum wage has also affected civil servants working in such States.
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