“If we attack institutions guarding us,” the President wonders, “who will protect us in future emergencies?” The statement added.
Shehu’s statement added that Buhari, First Family, his personal aides, members of the cabinet and Service Chiefs who choose to remain in Abuja will congregate in full compliance with COVID-19 protocols at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa to observe the Eid prayers.
”Thereafter, there will be no traditional Sallah homage to the President by religious, community and political leaders. As was the case last year, the President encourages such leaders to be content with modest celebrations at home given the pandemic.
President Buhari specially thanked the Muslim Ulamas (Islamic Clerics) and all other religious leaders who continue to pray for the wellbeing of the nation and its people.