President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday
joined thousands of Muslim faithful to
observe the Eid el-Kabir prayer in Daura,
Katsina State, the News Agency of Nigeria
NAN reports that the president arrived the Eid
Praying Ground in company of his aides and
relatives at about 9.48 a.m.
NAN further reports that the president performed
the annual sacrifice of slaughtering of the ram
immediately after the prayer session.
He trekked for over 800 metres from the prayer
ground to his private residence amidst chanting of
`Sai Baba’ by well-wishers.
Earlier in his sermon, the Chief Imam of Daura,
Safiyanu Dansanwai, who led the prayer, stressed
the need for peace.
He called on the Muslim ummah to pray for peace,
harmony and development of the country.
NAN reports that the Emir of Daura, Farouk Umar,
was among the thousands of faithful who
performed the two raka’at prayer.