Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has declared Tuesday and Wednesday as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
Aregbesola made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement issued on Thursday by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore.
The statement was titled, ‘Eid-El-Kabir: FG Declares, Tuesday, July 20, And Wednesday, July 21, 2021, As Public Holidays’.
The Minister congratulated all Muslim faithful and Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on this occasion.
“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” Aregbesola was quoted as saying.