With a few hours to Eid-el-Kabir, the two rakat prayers would be transmitted live virtually in Ilorin Emirate on Friday.
The Emir of Ilorin, Dr Ibrahim Sulu Gambari said the prayers would be transmitted live from the residence of the Chief Imam of Ilorin for worshippers to follow from their homes.
The monarch said the decision, “is in compliance with the safety protocols against the spread of COVID-19 infectious disease ravaging the country.”
Urging residents to strictly abide by the order, the Emir, enjoined worshippers to pray fervently for the nation and extend charity to the less privileged and loved ones during and after the Sallah festival.
A statement by the spokesman of the Emir, Abdul Azeez Arowona in Ilorin, on Thursday appealed to Muslims to celebrate the festival peacefully in line with the dictates of Allah and his prophets.
He further urged Muslims to always exhibit principles of patience, tolerance and perseverance in all their dealings.
DAILY POST recalls that the state government had banned congregational prayers and celebration of the festival in public places, as part of the stringent measures to mitigate the community spread of the deadly coronavirus infectious disease in the state.
It, however, allowed Friday prayers to hold in mosques, but with worshippers adhering to the spelt out safety guidelines by the state COVID-19 technical committee.