President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Muslims to keep their spirit up in spite of the coronavirus pandemic, which caught the world off guard, and put a damper on what would otherwise have been a time of celebration for the Muslim faithful to mark the end of the Ramadan fasting period.
In his Sallah message to Muslims on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr, the President pointed out that for the first time in recent years, the Covid-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the people’s spiritual, social and economic lives
President Buhari told Muslim faithful that “this year’s Eid-el-Fitr, event is an occasion for sober reflection rather than celebration because of the long shadows of gloom that the coronavirus has cast on people’s lives.
He commended the sacrifices of both Muslims and Christians for their cooperation in the enforcement of the social distancing guidelines.
The President assured Nigerians that the lockdown measures would not go on longer than necessary because they would be reviewed from time to time to ease the increasing hardships on the people.