COVID-19: Buhari cancels Christmas homage

President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his hosting of the usual Christmas homage by religious and community leaders in the Federal Capital Territory.

A statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), in Abuja, on Thursday, announcing the cancellation said it is in line with the prevailing protocol put in place by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, restricting large gatherings, President Muhammadu Buhari will not be hosting.

The President urged all citizens to, in line with the prescribed protocol, observe social distancing, use face masks, wash hands frequently and avoid overcrowding of public spaces, markets, shopping centres, offices and places of worship.

He equally appealed to citizens to discourage all non-essential travels during the holiday season.

He wishes everyone a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year ahead.

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