A directive has been issued by the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) to all Muslims to take extra security and health measures to protect themselves during the Ramadan fast.
The Director of Administration of the organization, Zubairu Usman-Ugwu, gave the advice in a statement on Sunday.
NSCIA enjoined all Muslims to be prayerful unto Allah to help Nigeria, the world and the leaders in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Islamic leadership also called for fervent supplications for Nigeria to overcome the security challenges which have been troubling the country for sometime now.
The council also directed the Muslim Ummah to practice social distancing when looking out for the crescent.
“I’tikaf should still be put on hold while strict observance of all COVID-19 protocols, including avoiding lengthy or crowded sessions, should be observed”, the statement added