The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on
Monday announced the relaxation of the
restriction on worship centres with effect from Tuesday, asking state
governments to design guidelines for reopening
of worship centres.
As a result of that announcement from the presidential Task Force, the mosque located inside the Presidential Villa,
Abuja resumed religious activities on Friday with
Juma’at service after weeks of closure due to
the restriction placed on worship places as part
of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), led some
top government officials and his aides to
participate in the first Juma’at after many
weeks On Friday, when the mosque in the Presidential
Villa resumed service.
Federal Capital Territory Administration on
Thursday met with religious leaders where they
adopted the guidelines issued by the PTF.
guidelines include that worship centres shall
make provision for washing of hands, use
alcohol-based sanitisers, use of face masks and
ensuring physical distancing among other
One of the President’s media aides, Bashir
Ahmad, shared some photographs from the
service on Twitter with the inscription, “Photos
from Juma’at prayers at the State House
Mosque, Abuja this afternoon, President
Muhammadu Buhari and other worshippers were
Social distancing was observed in the sitting
arrangement inside the mosque tucked between
the President’s office and the Council Chamber.
face masks as recommended by the PTF except president buhari.
The presidential aide also wrote, “Alhamdulillah,
we observed first Juma’at prayers after many