The Supreme Council for Shariah in Nigeria has backed the directives for the closure of all worship centres to stop the spread of coronavirus.
This was made known in a statement on Tuesday in Kaduna by its Secretary-General, Nafiu Baba Ahmed.
It urged all Muslims to support federal and state governments’ efforts to curb the global pandemic which has affected 200 countries.
“After due consultation, the Council is hereby calling on all Muslim faithful to abide by the instruction, until counter-notice is issued by the government,” the council said.
“While praying Allah to relieve the country of this pandemic and others yet known, we call on all Muslims to be law-abiding and adhere to all precautionary measures against the pandemic.”
On Tuesday, the number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria reached 44.