Presidency has cancelled this year’s Eid-el-Fitr homage to President Muhammadu Buhari by various communities.
It also said the President would be conducting a private Eid prayers with his family to mark the end of the month-long Ramadan fasting.
The foregoing measures were contained in a statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, on Friday, just as Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr Mohammed Adamu, reminded the public that socio-religious gatherings remain prohibited.
According to the Presidency, the changes in the pattern of celebrating Sallah with the President this year are both in obedience to new rules to help in combating the spread of Covid-19 and to ensure social distancing.
Mr Buhari has over the years received homage from individuals and groups, including top government officials, political leaders, community heads, Muslim and Christian religious leaders and children.