Today Sunday, May 24 marks the end of the 2020 Ramadan fast, and faithful Muslims across the world celebrate in their various homes with their families due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
However, despite the pandemic and all that comes with it, Muslims in most Northern parts of Nigeria go to the Eid grounds to observed the Eid-El Fitri prayers.
Not left out, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, and other dignitaries in the country also observed the El-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the month of Ramadan fast with their face masks and keeping social distancing.
However, Nigerians after seeing photos of President Buhari sitting on a chair at the Eid ground began to ask questions as to why it was so.
See some photos of President Buhari and others at the Eid ground below:
See some reactions by Nigerians on the microblogging site, Twitter, below.
PHOTO SPEAKS: Why was it that @MBuhari had to be given a chair to sit during Eid prayers today? pic.twitter.com/JYzcbWJxvM
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) May 24, 2020
He is tired na.. he is tired, staying 100 days in Nigeria wasn’t part of the plan..
— Mr Seth #ImmuneSystem&InshaAllah (@ChuksvicUgonna) May 24, 2020
Bro wat is again is your sit let the old man sit in peace wat if he collapses who will you blame.
— okpara ejike (@readingokpara) May 24, 2020
This is only allowed in Islam should in case of ill health and old age. In this case it may be one case or both.
— K E N N Y ✍️ (@kennyakanbi) May 24, 2020
Walahi, with the way SR goes about on Buhari one would think it’s election time again. And those who know nothing about Islam are liking and retweeting this! It’s offensive to Islam to criticise Buhari cos Islam allows sitting down. I sit down in church atimes while others stand
— Bayo Adedosu (Eru O B’odo) (@Tenderbiggie) May 24, 2020
Guys chill. Waist pain at his age is not a strange occurenece.
Even some folks half his age may not be able to bend properly
— . (@MaziC_C) May 24, 2020
Buhari sat on the chair while listening to Khutbah. Meanwhile, standing while praying.
The JOKE is on you. pic.twitter.com/XbGDy8faTq
— Musa Ahmed? (@Kempez2017) May 24, 2020
Then u don’t know how to pray.
How is it gona be convinient for someone from sojood to return to a high chair and sit while prayer is on going
And how is it gona be convenient from standing straight to sit when attempt to Rujoo or Sojood.
You don’t know your Salah.
— I-AM-RAJI (@Its_RajiEskay) May 24, 2020