The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar, has declared Friday, July 31, 2020, as the tenth day of Zulhijia 1441 and the day of Eid-el-Kabir.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman, Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sambo Junaidu.
Abubakar, who is also the President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, advised on how to observe prayers across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“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 in their Jumu’at mosques in their respective towns and villages and not at Eid grounds.
“Also, the council advises the muslim communities throughout the country to observe Eid prayers at Jumu’at Mosques to help curb the spread of Covid-19,” the statement said.
While wishing everyone Allah’s guidance and blessings, the Sultan urged Muslim faithful to pray for the peace, progress, and development of the country.