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18.05.2020 Headlines

Bawumia In New Normal Iftar With Wife And Children

Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia with his family
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Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia with his family

Were it not for the unusual times of Covid-19 pandemic, Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia would have been busy gracing the Islamic fast breaking activities across the country.

Iftar, as it is called, is a social engagement which brings together members of the faith and sometimes non-members in a communal fast breaking activity, the bonding advantage of which cannot be overemphasized.

This year, however, the restrictions occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic had stopped the iftar engagements.

The Vice-President, Mahamudu Bawumia, who chose to restrict the iftar to his family, was shown breaking the fast with the Second Lady, Samira Bawumia and Nadia and Chief – their children. Call it a Covid-19 defined iftar, and you have not erred.

In the past few years, the US embassy, as has the Jubilee House, hosted Muslims to the breaking of the fast activities which sought to reaffirm the cordiality of the relationship between the hosts and their guests.

The Vice-President tweeted about the moment, thus “the time of Iftar (breaking of the fast) offers Muslims unique opportunity with the family.

“In the past few years, the Iftar has also offered me the opportunity to engage and pray with fellow Muslims across the country. This hasn't been possible this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

“As we observe the restrictions and intensify prayers at our various homes towards the end of Ramadan, let us remember our families, loved ones and the country in prayers.'

---Daily Guide

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