President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Nigerians for their patience and understanding over the inconveniences created by precautionary measures put in place to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.
He also reiterated his call on citizens to continue to exercise patience and understanding over the inconveniences, especially the regulations on places of worship.
In his Sallah message to Muslims on Thursday, July 30, 2020, ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, the President said the outbreak of the Coronavirus has made it difficult for people to gather in places of worship as they are used to, urging worshipers to abide by the guidelines for safety of their lives, and loved ones.
He, according to Channels TV, added that, “No elected Government would intentionally take away its people’s religious freedom by limiting the number of people that will gather in worship centres at the same time.
The President, while commending the sacrifices of Muslims and Christians in abiding by the COVID-19 guidelines for the good of society, gave the assurance that his administration would continue to provide economic reliefs to the people.
He also reminded worshippers that Coronavirus is a worldwide affliction which has forced places of worship around the world to be shut down.
While wishing Muslims a happy celebration, President Buhari called on worshipers not to forget the symbolic significance of the sacrifices of the Eidel Kabir.
Speaking further, the President reminded Nigerians of his efforts to root out corruption in the Country, stating that the efforts had so far brought a lot of changes in the Country’s polity.
He appealed for more support and understanding as investigations are carried out on both legacy and fresh cases.