Monday, May 25 and Tuesday 26, have been declared as public holidays, by the federal Government to celebrate the Eid-el Fitr festival.
This was announced by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister Of interior, on behalf of the government.
Aregbesola, in a statement signed on Thursday in Abuja by the Director Press and public relation In the ministry of interior, Mohammed Mango, congratulated all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast. He advised Nigerians to see themselves as a single entity and thus learn to tolerate one another despite their ethnic and religious differences.
“We Urge all muslims to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him)”. The minister also expressed his concern about the spate of ethnic conflicts that has resurfaced in some parts of Northern Nigeria in recent times.
The Minister further urged Muslims to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines and health regulations as they celebrate.