President Muhammadu Buhari delivered a short speech to Muslims in Nigeris ahead of the Ramadan fast.
He urged Muslims to refrain from the usual Ramadan Tradition of group meals and congregational prayers while also warning that the pandemic should not be used as an excuse not to participate in the fast.
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I congratulate all Muslims as they commence this year’s Ramadan fast, which is depicted by self-denial, universal brotherhood, austerity and helping relatives and needy people. Dont miss this: HELP! I belong to a group of LESBIANS who swore NEVER to get MARRIED but I want to get MARRIED now – lady needs advice
These are also challenging times for us all. In this Ramadan period, the kind of socializing you are used to now risks spreading the Coronavirus.
Virtually all countries are advising citizens to avoid large gatherings and have their prayers and meals individually or with family at home. We must all refrain from usual Ramadan traditions such as group meals and congregational prayers, because of the Coronavirus.
But the pandemic must also not be used as an excuse not to participate in the Ramadan fast, unless such abstention is warranted by the exemptions clearly laid out by health and religious authorities.
I wish all Muslims in Nigeria and the world over all the blessings of the holy month.