Despite an ambush attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum by suspected members of Boko Haram terror group, the governor has continued his humanitarian actions and has delivered food items to about 80,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State. The governor arrived Monguno LGA, on Monday where he personally supervised the distribution of relief materials and food items to IDPs from Marte, Guzamala, Kukawa, Nganzai, and Monguno.
President Muhammadu Buhari, while Muslim faithful around the country prepared to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, urged Nigerians to continue to exercise patience in the face of inconveniences brought to bear by enforced measures to curtail COVID-19, especially at places of worship. Buhari noted that the outbreak of coronavirus had made it difficult for people to gather in places of worship.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, stated that the President Muhammadu Buhari would decide on when school, churches and mosques are to reopen. Boss said the task force submitted the fourth interim report to the president on Sunday 30th may 2020, and also to update him of the progress made in the last two weeks.
Following the COVID-19 global pandemic, of Saudi Arabia in a bid to curb the spread of the disease has announced that it will allow a 'very limited' number of residents in the Kingdom to perform hajj this year. This came after some Muslim nations pulled out of this year's hajj. Also, Saudi has in recent times recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the Gulf area. The Saudi Arabia Hajj ministry said the annual ritual will be open to various nationalities already residing in the Kingdom.