FG declares Wednesday and Thursday public holidays for Eid-Al-Fitr

FG declares Wednesday and Thursday public holidays for the  Eid-Al-Fitr celebration having observed the Ramadan fast for the past month.

The federal government has announced that Wednesday and Thursday (12th -13th of May, 2021)  are public holidays to mark the Eid-al-Fitr celebration.

The minister of the interior, Rauf Aregbesola, announced the public holiday in a statement on Wednesday, the 5th of May, 2021, by Shuaib Belgore, the permanent secretary of the ministry.

He gave his hearty congratulations to the Muslim faithful on the celebration and encouraged them to use the ceremony to pray for peace in the country.

“The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, while making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government today in Abuja, congratulated the Muslim faithful on this occasion and called on all Nigerians, at home and abroad to use the period of this year’s Eidul-Fitr celebration to pray for peace, stability and economic transformation in the land,” the statement read.

“Aregbesola, who believes that development cannot thrive in a rancorous atmosphere, urged all Nigerians to be law-abiding and embrace the spirit of love, self-discipline, kindness, and tolerance, as taught by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him).”

Furthermore,  the minister also called on all security agencies in the country to be more courageous and patriotic to be consistent in the ongoing battle against recurring insecurity and activities of criminal elements in Nigeria.

In his statement, he assured Nigerians that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to end the scourge of crime and criminality in the country and restore peace and stability to every state in Nigeria was unimpeachable.

Aregbesola, who said the present administration will not be deterred in its efforts to secure the country, said necessary measures are currently being put in place to improve the stability of the country as well as ensuring the economic prosperity of our country Nigeria.

In the light of the celebration, Muslims are also duly informed to observe the covid 19 safety protocols and limit crowded gatherings.

Finally, the Minister wishes all Muslims a happy and peaceful Eidul-Fitr celebration.

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