PMB, Muslim Faithful Observe Juma’at Under COVID-19 Rules


Following the lift of the ban on worship centres, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday joined other Muslim faithful in the country to observe the first Juma’at prayers in Mosques across the country in line with the new guidelines on religious gathering.

The federal government had on Monday lifted the ban on Mosques, Churches and financial institutions in the country based on protocols agreed with state governments.

The Presidential Task Force on COVID -19 on Tuesday further reeled out more guidelines for worship centres, saying the time for worship services and prayers should not exceed an hour, even as worshippers are not allowed to touch each other in a manner such as hugging, shaking and kissing.

In the State House Mosque where President Buhari observed the Juma’at prayers yesterday, all those who participated in the Friday prayers were thoroughly screened and had to wear face mask as well as use hand sanitisers as safety measures.

Social distancing was also strictly…

Source: Leadership Newspaper