Muslims faithful in Edo State, Friday, March 27, suspended Jummat Service in compliance with the state government’s directive restricting public gathering to 20 persons.
The Chief Imam of Benin, Abdulfatai Enabulele, who spoke on phone, said the closure of the mosques was due to the state and federal government directives.
He said, “there is no jummat service today. We are complying with the state and federal government directives because there is no way you can have less than 20 persons in the Jummat service.”
He said they have passed the message across that all Muslims faithful should observe prayer at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
“We have done everything to ensure that every Imam complies with the directive. I spoke with the Otaru of Auchi and we will also go further to enforce the order in all the mosques in Benin as well as in the state”, he said.
The state government, had on Monday banned gathering of more than 50 persons and later reduced it to 20 persons.