Borno State Governor, North East Nigeria, Babagana Umara Zulum (Professor) on Sunday joined muslims for eid prayers under strict social distancing and use of face masks by worshippers.
Zulum alongside the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al-Amin Elkanemi and top government officials were led in the performance of two raka’at prayers, by the Imam Idaini of Borno, Imam Shetima Mamman Shettima Saleh.
The eid held at the Ramat Square, a large field with capacity for tens of thousands of persons.
Huthba (islamic sermon) normally delivered by the imam was shortened as part of measures to avoid delays of keeping people. He called for unity amongst citizens with prayers for end to COVID-19.
He also called on the Muslim ummah to imbibe the teachings learnt in the month of Ramadan.
At the end of the eid, Governor Zulum at the government house urged citizens to sustain prayers against the pandemic and for the return of peace.
The Governor, whose message was delivered by his chief of Staff, Dr. Babagana Wakil, congratulated muslims for successful completion of the ramadan fast and prayed for the attainment of full reward and Allah’s continued glory.