The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Tuesday, July 20 and Wednesday, July 21, 2021, as public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Kabir celebration of this year.
The FG congratulated Muslims in Nigeria and all over the world on the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
This directive was disclosed in a statement signed by Dr. Shuaib Belgore, the permanent secretary to the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
The statement read:
“I call on Muslims to continue to imbibe the spirit of love, peace, kindness and sacrifice, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) and to also use the period to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of the country, considering the challenges of insecurity we face at the moment.
“These mainly are bandits in the North West and North Central, insurgents in the North East, kidnappers, armed robbers, ethnic agitators and sundry criminals in other parts of the country.
“The Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the security of lives and property of every Nigerian, empowering the citizens for successful living, the provisions of social investments programmes and adequate security in the schools, especially with the spate of innocent school children being targets of kidnapping.
“We must all take responsibility for containment of the pandemic during this year’s festival.
“Our hearts and prayers of comfort are with you. Happy Eid-el Kabir celebration. God bless Nigeria,” Aregbesola said.
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