- Ahead of Eid el-Fitr celebration, after two years, President Muhammadu Buhari will receive guests for Sallah tributes
- In a signed statement dated Presidential Spokesman Garba Shehu, President Buhari will receive the traditional Sallah homage from residents of the FCT
- However, the return of the homage is an indication that the country is in relief from the spread of the coronavirus pandemic
President Muhammadu Buhari will receive the traditional Sallah homage from the residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) this year, Abuja, at Aso Rock Villa, to commemorate Eid-el-Fitr.
The President’s Senior Special Assistant for Media and Public Relations Mallam Garba Shehu made this disclosure on Friday, April 29, through a statement shared on Facebook.
Shehu recalled that there ss the tribute to the presidency returns a after a two-year hiatus following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the statement noted that while the return of the tribute suggesting that as the rest of the world recovers from the spread of the pandemic, all guests would need to wear face masks and undergo a mandatory in-villa linear COVID-19 test before being admitted.
Part of the statement reads:
“The traditional Sallah tribute to the President by residents of the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja returns to Aso Rock Villa.”
“While this is a sign of a return to normal as infection rates plummet to their lowest levels, those who come by invitation must continue to wear face masks and undergo the linear Covid-19 test at the State House Conference Center.” ed to obtain a negative test result as a condition of admission to the event.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is s et to around 100 visitors on Sallah Day (Sunday or Monday) at 3:00 p.m to be received in the banquet hall of the New State House, itself determined by moon sightings announced by the country’s Islamic authorities.”
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The Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola, announced this in a statement released by the Ministry’s permanent secretary, Shuaib Belgore, on Thursday April 28.
Aregbesola also congratulated all Muslims on the successful completion of the salvation ing month of Ramadan. He called upon all Muslims to adopt and practice the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice and good neighborliness as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).
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It also called for urges Muslims to search for the Crescent generally and report any sighting to the nearest court.