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Buhari Bars Politicians, Others From Paying Sallah Homage

President Muhammadu Buhari  have barred top government officials and political leaders from paying him the usual sallah homage.

The President made the request Friday, adding that he will be conducting his Eid prayers with his family at home.

President Buhari traditionally shared the joyous moment with top government officials, political leaders, community heads, Muslim and Christian religious leaders and children.

Buhari will not be receiving these homages in a bid to stop the coronavirus from further spreading.

Garba Shehu, the president’s aide,in a statement issued said the action was in observance of the lockdown measures in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

He also said the action was also in line with the directive of the Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III suspending Eid congregational prayers across the country as well as the protocol against mass gathering issued by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

He noted that the move will aid “to save lives and protect people from all dangers.”

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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