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Eid: Southwest Muslim leaders urge governors to open prayer grounds

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Michael Adesanya /Abeokuta

Muslim leaders in Yorubaland, Edo and Delta on Thursday appealed to state governors to allow Muslims hold Eid prayers at their respective prayer ground during the 2020 Eid-il-fitr celebration.

The Wakeelu Muslims of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta states, who doubles as coordinator for Leagues of Imams and Alfas in the eight states, Sheikh Iskeel Awwal made this known while speaking with newsmen in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Sheikh Awwal commended the governors for their efforts in combating the pandemic noted that if there is strict adherence to the guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the people can be prevented from contacting the virus.

He lamented that the ban on religious gathering has denied Muslims the benefits of congregrating of solats and listening to Tafsir among others during the Holy month of Ramadan.

The Muslim Ambassador however maintained that the mosque has both spiritual solution to whatever problems that might be facing the world.

He also urged the Muslims to follow the guidelines of NCDC in the use of face masks, washing of hands with hand sanitizer and keeping social distancing.