The Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs have in a statement this afternoon urged Muslims to obey all directives of the Federal Government on the CoronaVirus pandemic.
The apex Islamic religious body urged Nigerians to avoid any religious gathering if they are experiencing any COVID-19 associated symptoms.
Prof. Salisu Shehu, the Deputy Secretary General of NSCIA, urged mosques to discourage members from attending religious gathers even if they only experience mild symptoms.
“In the event of confirmed emergence of the infection in several figures; regarding the congregational prayers, in such affected places, including the Friday prayers, funeral prayers, tarawih prayers and Eid prayers, people with compromised immunity such as the elderly, children, those with underlying health conditions amongst others should observe their prayers in their homes or wherever they are, and pray Zuhr in place of the Friday (Jum’ah) prayers,” he said.
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