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Buhari: We will provide economic stability to Nigerians and reduce COVID-19 effects

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration would continue to provide economic reliefs to Nigerians to minimise the effects of COVID-19 directives on them.

He stated this while reiterating his call on Nigerians to continue to exercise patience and understanding over the inconveniences created by precautionary measures taken to curtail the pandemic, especially the regulations on places of worship.

These were contained in a statement on Thursday as part of his Sallah message to muslims on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

In the statement released by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, President Buhari said the outbreak of coronavirus has made it difficult for people to gather in places of worship as they are used to, urging worshipers to abide by the guidelines for safety of their lives, and loved ones.

“The coronavirus has had devastating adverse impacts on our social, economic and spiritual lives.

“The preventive guidelines we have introduced to contain the spread of this deadly disease have unfortunately limited people’s freedom to gather and worship in large numbers in mosques and churches.

“Every measure that has b3een introduced to contain this disease may have its unintended consequences on the daily lives of our people, and I, therefore, call on muslims and other faithfuls to continue to show more understanding with the government as we take correct steps to protect our people through the social distancing.

“No elected government would intentionally take away its people’s religious freedom by limiting the number of people that will gather in worship centres at the same time.

“The guidelines are dictated by necessity in order to safeguard public health and should, therefore, not be perceived as infringement on people’s right to worship,” he said.

President Buhari commended the sacrifices of Muslims and Christians in abiding by the COVID-19 guidelines for the good of society, assuring that:

“On our own part, we shall continue to provide economic reliefs to the people to minimize the unintended hardships these guidelines have inflicted.’’

The President reminded worshippers that COVID-19 remained a worldwide affliction with churches and mosques closed around the world, while social distancing has been imposed to safeguard public health.

While wishing muslims a happy celebration, the President called on worshipers not to forget the symbolic significance of the sacrifices of the Eidel Kabir.

Buhari said, “Muslims should imbibe the noble virtues of our great prophets in order to establish closer connectivity between religious teachings and practice.

“We can create the greatest impact by putting into practice the noble teachings of our religion. In whatever we do in life, we must put the fear of God in our daily activities in order to make our society better.’’

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