…urges residents not to be complacent about COVID-19
Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has congratulated the Muslim faithful in the Territory on the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir and urged them to use the occasion to offer supplication to Almighty Allah for a quick end to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister, who stated this as part of his Sallah message, reminded the Muslim Ummah that the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir is significant because it is a festival of sharing and caring for the less fortunate members of the society.
He urged the Muslims to use the occasion to reach out to the needy, especially those who have been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Mallam Bello also called on residents not to be complacent about COVID-19 as it still remains a highly infectious and deadly disease, adding that the protocols of facial coverings, physical distancing and regular hand washing have been put in place to safe-guard against contracting the virus.
Non-adherence to these basic protocols, the Minister continued, only puts more people at risk, increases the pressure on the economy and prolongs return to normal life.
The Minister used the occasion to express his appreciation on behalf of the FCTA and residents of the FCT, to all health and other essential workers in the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19.
He said that the FCTA and many residents of the city understand and appreciate the enormity of the sacrifices they are making in the course of the fight against the disease.
Mallam Bello urged residents to enjoy the festivities from the safety of their homes as all recreational parks and other leisure locations remain closed.
He once more wished all residents a memorable Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.