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Minister urges kindness to needy

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Minister of the Federal Capital Territory [FCT], Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, charged residents to reach out to the needy and to pray for end to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He made the call yesterday as part of his Sallah message to Muslim Ummah in Abuja.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Anthony Ogunleye, the minister reminded the Muslims that the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir is significant because it is a festival of sharing and caring for the less fortunate members of the society.

He urged them to use the occasion to reach out to the needy, especially those who have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Bello appealed to residents not to be complacent on the COVID-19 pandemic more so that it remained a highly infectious and deadly disease, adding that the protocols of facial coverings, physical distancing and regular hand washing were put in place to safe-guard against contracting the virus..

According to him, non-adherence to these basic protocols will only put more people at risk as well as increase the pressure on the economy and prolong return to normal life.

The minister used the occasion to express appreciation of the FCT administration and residents to all health and other essential workers on the frontline of the fight against the ravaging virus.

He enjoined residents to enjoy the festivities from the safety of their homes as all recreational parks and other leisure locations remain closed.

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