Press Release

Following consultations with the Muslim community in Abia State, an agreement has been reached between the state inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19 represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Barr Chris Ezem and the Muslim community led by the Chief Imam of Abia State, Sheik Ali Ukiwe, and we wish to inform all Muslims in the state that Eid Fitr for this year 2020 will be celebrated at home as there shall be no gathering at the Eid prayer ground.

We wish to congratulate the Muslim ummah in Abia State for a successful Ramadan season and also urge them to avoid the associated visit to relatives and neighbors while taking necessary measures to protect themselves and families in view of the global pandemic.

Eid Mubarak

Chief John Okiyi Kalu
Honorable Commssioner for Information, Abia State
22/05/2020