NSCIA closes Mosque over coronavirus


Atiku Ibada2

By Nwafor Sunday

Following the death of a former Managing Director, Petroleum Products Marketing Company, PPMC, Suleiman Achimugu, on Sunday and the rapid increase of persons with Coronavirus, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Monday ordered all mosques in the federal capital territory (FCT) to shut down.

This it said is part of its measures to stem the spread of coronavirus in the country.

In a statement obtained on Monday, Yusuf Nwoha, its director of administration, said the directive is in line with government’s measures to check the spread of coronavirus.

The statement reads thus, “In line with the efforts of the Federal Government of Nigerian to stem the steady spread of the Coronavirus (COVID 19), the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) under the leadership of its President General, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni and Sultan of Sokoto, after consultations with Muslim Scholars and other relevant stakeholders, has…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper