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Coronavirus: Muslim leaders endorse closure of worship centres in Nigeria

The Supreme Council for Shariah in Nigeria has backed the directives for the closure of all worship centres to cease the unfold of coronavirus.

This was made recognized in a press release on Tuesday in Kaduna by its Secretary-General, Nafiu Baba Ahmed.

It urged all Muslims to help federal and state governments’ efforts to curb the worldwide pandemic which has affected 200 nations.

“After due consultation, the Council is hereby calling on all Muslim faithful to abide by the instruction, until counter-notice is issued by the government,” the council stated.

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“While praying Allah to relieve the country of this pandemic and others yet known, we call on all Muslims to be law-abiding and adhere to all precautionary measures against the pandemic.”

On Tuesday, the quantity of coronavirus cases in Nigeria reached 44.


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