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NIGERIA: President attends first Jumma’at prayer in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, June 26 attended the Jumma’at prayer in the Presidential Villa main Mosque, Abuja.

A statement released by the President's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina contains.

The statement said that henceforth the President will observe most of the Jumma’at prayers at the Mosque in the Villa.

According to the statement, the President’s decision to observe the prayer in the Villa is to address "the avoidable hardships imposed on members of the public by road closures and other security measures which Presidential movements to the National Mosque necessitate."

It said that Buhari will join the larger Muslim community for Friday prayers at the National Mosque occasionally.

It was the first time the prayer, which was led by the Chief Imam of the Mosque, Istaz Abdulwaheed Suleiman, was conducted in the Villa.

Prior to his inauguration on May 29, Buhari had been performing his Jumma’at prayer at the National Mosque and the Mogadishu Barrack Mosque.

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