President Muhammadu Buhari will not host the usual Christmas homage by religious and community leaders in the Federal Capital Territory tomorrow.
This is in line with the prevailing protocol put in place by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, restricting large gatherings.
The decision was made public in a press statement issued by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu on Thursday.
“The President urges 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.
“President Buhari equally appeals to citizens to discourage all non-essential travels during the holiday season.
“He wishes everyone a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year ahead”, said Shehu.