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Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by FrankAkowe: 8:20pm On May 23
Sallah: Lockdown won’t go longer than necessary – Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has assured Nigerians that lockdown measures put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus would not remain longer than necessary.

He said this in a statement containing his message to Muslims on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr.

The statement issued on Saturday was signed by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.

Buhari was quoted as saying that COVID-19, which caught the world off guard, and has put a damper on what would otherwise have been “a time of celebration for the Muslim faithful to mark the end of the Ramadan fasting period.”


The Nigerian leader commended the sacrifices of both Muslims and Christians for their cooperation in the enforcement of the social distancing guidelines.

He assured Nigerians that “the lockdown measures would not go on longer than necessary because they would be reviewed from time to time to ease the increasing hardships on the people.

“I am well aware of the inconveniences these tough measures have brought on the lives of Nigerians, including limiting religious activities and gatherings in large numbers.


“No government would intentionally impose these tough and demanding measures on its citizens if it had a choice.”

The retired general also appealed to Nigerians “whose businesses and means of livelihoods were badly affected by the prolonged lockdown measures for their understanding and cooperation.”

He said, “For the first time in recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the people’s spiritual, social, and economic lives.

”This year’s fasting period was particularly challenging for Muslims because they had to forgo many important aspects of their daily worship, including the routine congregations for prayer and the recitation and interpretation of the Holy Qur’an as well as traveling for the lesser pilgrimage to Makkah.

“It is not easy to give up many of these important duties and activities, but it became imperative to do so in order to control or limit the spread of this deadly disease.”


He also urged people with means to continue helping their neighbours and the less well-to-do “so that we can all come out of this pandemic stronger and more united”.

The President told the Muslim faithful that “this year’s Eid event is an occasion for sober reflection rather than celebration because of the long shadows of gloom that the coronavirus has cast on people’s lives.”

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by Chrisdre: 8:21pm On May 23
grin

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by mignone(f): 8:25pm On May 23
Hopefully

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by CasNova: 8:26pm On May 23
Happy Sallah to Nigerians in advance.

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by awesomely: 8:54pm On May 23
Tired already. Life should get back to normal asap

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by UltimateSpice: 8:58pm On May 23
We pray the pandemic will go away by God's grace.

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by FirstSon01: 9:03pm On May 23
France has allowed religious activities to go on under strict adherence to safety guidelines.

I perceive world leaders are already getting tired of the measures sef. It's affecting economies and businesses

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by Mightyhaiz: 9:19pm On May 23
Like play like play buhari never travel for like 5months now.. That health check up na scam...

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by olaboy33(m): 9:28pm On May 23
Mightyhaiz:
Like play like play buhari never travel for like 5months now.. That health check up na scam...


Cat with nine lives.

Fear Hausa Juju.

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by FairCritic(m): 10:06pm On May 23
Lockdown should stop asap.

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by Yello1(m): 10:24pm On May 23
Nothing is actually effective in dis part of d world i beg

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by Tonysmith4sure: 5:20am On May 24
sai baba

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by Bluezy13(m): 5:20am On May 24
As if it was significant in the first place.

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by dimexy247(m): 5:20am On May 24
Better
Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by Felixamos(m): 5:20am On May 24
The worst administration ever...

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by Humanoid01: 5:21am On May 24
For real, I initially read the title as "Lockdown measures will no longer be necessary" .

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by Kobicove(m): 5:21am On May 24
The lockdown has already disrupted our lives...things need to get back to normal as soon as possible abeg undecided
Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by crestedaguiyi: 5:21am On May 24
Stop attributing comments to a dead man

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by NaijaRoyalty(m): 5:21am On May 24
Dem don chop belleful

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by HQuadreal: 5:21am On May 24
We pray ooo.

Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by musicpromax(m): 5:22am On May 24
grin
Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by mrwonlasewonie: 5:22am On May 24
Smh

Iwojebi


Anyway praise the Lord Jesus

Hallelujah!

Praise the Lord Jesus for disgracing the devices of the crafty
Hallelujah!

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by GeoandSONSLTD: 5:22am On May 24
Happy Salah to you all

Still on the festivities, Home and Office Furnitures available, Nationwide Delivery.

Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by Jademimah: 5:22am On May 24
Well said Mr President!
Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by tillaman(m): 5:23am On May 24
Lockdown wen government dey share 1 tuber of yam with garri as palliative, the suffering seem endless for the masses!!!

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by DrChukki: 5:23am On May 24
Bmm
Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by Myhusband(m): 5:25am On May 24
Buhari have said nothing



Happy sallah celebrations to all Muslims all over the world
Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by jericco1(m): 5:25am On May 24
He is mad. Trying to please his likes. Mofo undecided

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by maolah: 5:28am On May 24
Hapy eid-li-fitr to all muslim in the world, dont forget islam is the only way to the janatu fridause!

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by Felixamos(m): 5:29am On May 24
Jademimah:
Well said Mr President!
Egungun use your head!

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Re: Sallah: Buhari Says Lockdown Measures Will Not Be Longer Than Necessary by Oye4u(m): 5:32am On May 24
I recharge my phone, I get paid, I buy data, I get paid, even subscribe to Dstv and Gotv, I still get bonuses. ASK ME HOW?

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