The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has declared that there will be no Eid-il-Fitr prayers at the National Eid prayer ground along the Umaru Musa Yar’adua Expressway (Airport Road).
This is contained in a statement by the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, on Tuesday in Abuja.
Mr Bello said the directive was part of resolution reached at a meeting between the FCTA and the FCT League of Imams Initiative, led by its Chairman, Tajudeen Adigun.
He explained that the objective of the meeting was to discuss the modalities of holding Eid prayers for the upcoming Eid-il-Fitr celebrations.
Mr Bello said that all worshippers are enjoined to hold Eid prayers outdoors within the premises of their neighbourhood Juma’at mosques.
According to him, indoor worship is to be limited to less than 50 per cent of installed capacity.
Religious authorities are advised to regulate the flow of people entering and exiting places of worship.
“All non-pharmaceutical intervention protocols of facial coverings, physical distancing and hand washing are to be observed.
“All other Eid celebrations and activities should be confined to homes as all public parks, recreation and entertainment centers are to be closed.