President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that all Salah homage to him this year should be suspended.
The president made this known in a statement yesterday by his Senior Special Assistant on media, Mallam Garba Shehu where he said that he would not receive Salah homage this year.
Salah homage is an age long tradition in Nigeria where dignitaries – political, traditional and religious leaders – visit the president during the celebration.
Buhari, however said that religious, community, and political leaders who usually pay him the traditional Salah homage should stay at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information available revealed that last year, the president suspended the traditional Salah homage.
The statement reads in part: “As Muslims in Nigeria join other Muslims globally in preparations towards Eid Al-Fitr, a day that is celebrated to mark the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting, President Buhari directs that all celebrations be limited due to the global Coronavirus crisis.”