Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has ordered this year’s Eid prayers to be held only at approved Juma’at mosques, not at the praying ground
He also cancelled the annual mini-durbar on Sallah day to cushion the fight against the spread of the deadly COVID-19 in the state.
The monarch revealed this on Monday, during a meeting with the 86 district heads in the state at his palace.
“The usual convergence on the palace at the open pavilion for cultural displays and greetings on Sallah day would not hold,” he said.
He praised the people of the state for their courage and understanding in the fight against the virus.
Sokoto state which is reported to allow five daily prayers have so far recorded 113 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 13 deaths.
The State Taskforce on Covid-19 revealed that 70 of its COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged.
The Sultan had on Monday urged Muslims across the country to look for the new moon of Shawwal on Friday.
He further congratulated the entire Muslim Ummah in Nigeria and all over the world on the 1441 AH Ramadan Fast, praying that Allah grants us the opportunity to witness more of it on earth.