PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has commended the efforts of Muslims and Christians in tolerating the COVID-19 rules for the great of society. President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu expressed this on Thursday in a articulation in Abuja. He said Buhari gave the commendation in his Sallah message to Muslims on the event of Eid-el-Kabir celebration. Buhari guaranteed Nigerians that,
“On our own part, we shall continue to provide economic reliefs to the people to minimise the unintended hardships these guidelines have inflicted”.
The president reminded worshippers that COVID-19 could be around the world suffering with churches and mosques closed and social removing forced to defend open health. He, in this manner, emphasized his call on Nigerians to proceed to work out tolerance and understanding over the bothers made by the preparatory measures taken, particularly the controls on places of worship. He said the flare-up of coronavirus had made it “difficult for people to gather in places of worship as they are used to”, urging worshipers to follow the guidelines for the safety of their lives and loved ones.
“The coronavirus has had devastating adverse impacts on our social, economic and spiritual lives.
“The preventive guidelines we have introduced to contain the spread of this deadly disease have unfortunately limited people’s freedom to gather and worship in large numbers in mosques and churches.
“Every measure that has been introduced to contain this disease may have its unintended consequences on the daily lives of our people, and I, therefore, call on Muslims and other faiths to continue to show more understanding with the government as we take correct steps to protect our people through the social distancing,” Buhari.
Sallah; Wishing Muslims a happy celebration, the President called on worshipers not to forget the symbolic significance of the sacrifices of the Eid-el-Kabir.