Categories: Coronavirus WatchOn the Go

PHOTOS: Friday prayers suspended at mosques across Lagos, Abuja

Author:
Mansur Ibrahim

As part of measures to check the spread of coronavirus, major mosques across the country did not hold Juma’t service on Friday.

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) had earlier directed Muslim faithful to comply with instructions from the government and health authorities.

The Ansar ud deen Society of Nigeria also suspended mosque activities involving Friday congregational prayers.

The governments of Lagos and Ogun banned gatherings of more than 50 people.

TheCable went round to check compliance with the directive on large gatherings.

Below are photos.

Alausa Secretariat Central Mosque shut

Activities on hold at Lekki Central Mosque

Doors shut at University of Ibadan mosque

No one spotted at University of Ibadan mosque

Empty ablution centre at UI mosque

Central Mosque, Abuja

Onilekere mosque, Ikeja. Lagos

Few worshippers observing prayer inside

Less activities at Agege Central Mosque

A crowd at the gate of Markaz Salam as the doors were shut due to the restriction

Jumat service observed at Police barracks mosque, Ikeja, despite the restriction

Few worshippers spotted at prominent Ansar-Ud-Deen mosque, Abuja

Empty ablution centre at Ansar-Ud-Deen mosque

No Jumat service observed here but few worshippers made their way inside to observe regular prayer

Recent Posts

  • On the Go
  • Top Stories

COVID-19: Daily recovery rate drops — lowest in two weeks

Nigeria's daily recovery rate recorded a slightly significant drop on Sunday with 203 COVID-19 patients discharged in 24 hours. The…

July 6, 2020 12:42 AM
  • On the Go
  • The Nation

Buhari: There’ll be consequences for attack on UN helicopter

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Damasak, Borno state, which led to the death…

July 5, 2020 11:57 PM
  • On the Go
  • The Nation

Oyo deputy gov: I left Ajimobi’s residence after my ADC was manhandled

Rauf Olaniyan, deputy governor of Oyo state, says it is not true that the Ajimobi family didn't know he was…

July 5, 2020 11:14 PM
  • Your Say

Time to go after our ‘political Hushpuppis’

Raymond Igbalode, a Nigerian Instagram celebrity better known as Hushpuppi, has continued to make the headlines after the police in…

July 5, 2020 10:11 PM
  • Business
  • On the Go
  • Top Stories

Mustafa Chike-Obi appointed Fidelity Bank chairman

Mustafa Chike-Obi has been appointed as the chairman of Fidelity Bank Plc. This comes after the retirement of Ernest Ebi…

July 5, 2020 8:55 PM
  • Cross River
  • Inside Nigeria
  • On the Go
  • Top Stories

Cross River doctors declare indefinite strike over ‘abandoned COVID-19 patients’

The Cross River chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has withdrawn its services from all medical facilities in the…

July 5, 2020 8:29 PM