The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has again said he would not receive Sallah homage as part of activities marking the end of Ramadan.
He asked that religious, community, and political leaders who usually pay him traditional Sallah homage should be content with modest celebrations at home in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday titled ‘President Buhari to mark Eid in the Villa, plans modest celebration at home.’
It has been the tradition that during major religious festivals, the Vice-President leads the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and other leaders and residents of Abuja to pay homage to the President inside the Presidential Villa.
Buhari sustained the tradition up until last year when a restriction was declared on the number of people that can gather due to the COVID-19 pandemic.