The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar has declared Friday, 31st July 2020, as the day to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir known as Illeya festival. He also advised on how to observe prayers across the country amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
In his words;
“In view of the current situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Sultan hereby advises all the District Heads and Imams in Sokoto State to observe Eid prayers in their Jumu’at mosques in their respective towns and villages and not at Eid grounds. Also, the council advises the Muslim communities throughout the country to observe Eid prayers at Jumu’at Mosques to help curb the spread of Covid-19.”