The Rivers State Council for Islamic Affairs has commended the turn-out of Muslims during today’s Ju’maat service following the directive of Governor NYESOM WIKE to relax curfew imposed on religious gatherings in the state.
The Public Relations Officer PRO of Rivers State Council for Islamic Affairs Muritala Bamidele said the Muslims used the Ju’maat service to pray for a quick end to the coronavirus pandemic.
He also asked the Muslims to continue to obey the stay at home order of the State Government.
The PRO of Rivers State Council for Islamic Affairs Muritala Bamidele also asked Muslims in the continue to maintain social distancing and wash their hands regularly and applying of hand sanitizers.
He said such measures would curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state.
The Muslim cleric also advised members of the public to abide by the measures put in place by the government to government alone cannot fight the virus.
The Rivers State Council for Islamic Affairs also denied rumors of a purported statement by the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs telling people to shun the Friday’s Ju’ maat service.
Muritala Bamidele said the Rivers State Council for Islamic Affairs is the only authorized Islamic Body in the state and not the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs.
Muritala Bamidele who also doubles as the Chief Iman of mile one central mosque in Diobu said they will pray to God to end the scourge coronavirus pandemic before the Ramadan celebration.