Posted by JUSTOURS News The Federal Government has declared Tuesday July 20 and Wednesday July 21, 2021 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, recently, congratulated Muslim faithfuls and Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on this occasion.
Aregbesola, in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, said: “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.
Aregbesola wished Muslim faithfuls a happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration, and also advised all Nigerians to take responsibility by reporting any suspicious individuals and criminal activities to law enforcement agencies, especially during this festival.
He also advised citizens on observance of all COVID-19 protocols including wearing of facemasks, hand washing and social distancing to curtail the virus.
“We must all take responsibility for containment of the pandemic during this year’s festival.”