The Federal Government of has declared Thursday 30 and Friday 31 July, 2020 as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
This was made known by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on behalf of the federal government through a statement by Georgina Ehuriah, Permanent Secretary of the ministry on Tuesday.
The Minister congratulated “Muslim faithful and all Nigerians both at home and abroad on the occasion.”
The Minister called on the Muslims to continue to “imbibe the spirit of love, peace, kindness and sacrifice as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammed” and to also “use the period to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of the country, especially as the world is witnessing global health challenges caused by COVID-19”.
He assured Nigerians that the present administration was fully committed to battling the scourge with the cooperation of all Nigerians emphasising that government would continue to foster peaceful coexistence, national cohesion and stability in its march towards actualising the full potentials of the country.
He also called on all citizens “to join hands with the administration of President Buhari in its avowed determination to build a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous country where the rights of every citizen are protected and guaranteed as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
He also enjoined Nigerians to “take responsibility against the spread of the COVID-19 virus and also to stay safe by observing physical and social distancing, personal and respiratory hygiene, as well as other regulations issued by relevant authorities.”