Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has called on its residents not to be complacent about COVID-19 as it still remains a highly infectious and deadly disease, Daily Times gathered.
Bello in a statement said the protocols of facial coverings, physical distancing and regular hand washing have been put in place to safe-guard against contracting the virus. He noted that non-adherence to these basic protocols, will put more people at risk as well as increase the pressure on the economy and prolong return to normal life.
While congratulating the Muslim faithful in the Territory on the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir, he also urged them to use the occasion to offer supplication to Almighty Allah (SWT) for a quick end to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister, reminded the Muslim Ummah that the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir is significant because it is a festival of sharing and caring for the less fortunate members of the society and urged them to use the occasion to reach out to the needy, especially those who have been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Furthermore, he used the occasion to express his appreciation on behalf of the FCTA and residents of the FCT, to all health and other essential workers in the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19.
He said that the FCTA and many residents of the city understand and appreciate the enormity of the sacrifices they are making in the course of the fight against the disease.
Mallam Bello urged residents to enjoy the festivities from the safety of their homes as all recreational parks and other leisure locations remain closed.
By Ukpono Ukpong, Abuja