Former vice President, Atiku Abubakar has declared that COVID-19 is a test from God in his Sallah message to Nigerians.
Atiku asked Nigerians to continue to adhere to the guidelines set by health authorities because it is for the benefit of everyone.
He said the restrictions under which fasting was observed this year did not make it less valid because anything that happens is ordained by Allah.
Atiku also said as Muslims it is to be expected that their faith will be tested individually and as an Ummah.
Atiku further reiterated that government must put the welfare of people first when planning for the post COVID-19 era.
“People in leadership positions all over the world should learn from countless examples of how Prophet Muhammed (SAW) and his immediate disciples took the welfare of the people as priority in administration of a state,” he said further.