President Jokowi pays working visit to Banten

Lebak, Banten (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) paid a working visit to Banten Province on Sunday, to check medical facilities for the public in several districts.

The Head of State and First Lady Iriana left the Bogor Palace for Banten, at around 10 a.m. local time, according to information from the Presidential Secretariat, here, Sunday.

Jokowi was accompanied by Health Minister Nila F Moeloek and Governor of Banten Rano Karno during the visit.

He was scheduled to visit the community health centers (Puskesmas) in Warunggunung and Baros located in Lebak District, and Kaduhejo Puskesmas in Pandeglang District.

The President was also expected to have dialogs with villagers of Margaluyu, Karanghantu, and Sawah Luhur in Kasemen Sub-district, Serang.

In the evening, Jokowi will join local Muslims for a mass takbir on the eve of Idul Adha or Sacrifice Feast, in Al Bantani Mosque.

On Monday morning, the President will perform Idul Adha Prayers in Ats Tsauroh Grand Mosque located in Pegantungan, Serang, and later present a cow weighing 800 kilograms as a sacrifice from him.

Idul Adha, which is also known as the Greater Eid, is the second most important festival in the Muslim calendar.

The festival remembers the Prophet Ibrahims willingness to sacrifice his son when God ordered him to.(*)