FEDERAL Capital Territory (FCT) Minister Muhammad Bello has cancelled Eid prayers at the National Eid prayer ground on the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expressway (Airport Road), Abuja.

This is coming as Osun State also announced the cancellation of Eid congregation prayers for Friday, but approved Juma’at services owing to the coincidence that the Eid-el- Kabir and Juma’at fall on the same day.

The FCT minister advised worshippers to hold Eid prayers at the premises of their neighbourhoods’ Juma’at mosques.

Bello gave the advice when he chaired a meeting between the FCTA and members of a delegation from the FCT League of Imams Initiative, led by its chairman, Dr. Tajudeen Adigun, to discuss the modalities of holding Eid prayers for the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

He also warned that Eid prayers should last for a maximum of one hour only between 8 and 10 in the morning.

In a statement issued on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Anthony Ogunleye, the minister thanked the religious leaders for their cooperation in the battle against COVID-19 in the FCT.