The Federal Government has declared Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola announced this in a statement on Tuesday signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior Georgina Ehuriah.
Aregbesola congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians both at home and abroad on the occasion.
He called 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).
The minister also called on Muslims to 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 pandemic.
Aregbosola assured that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was fully committed to battling the scourge with the cooperation of all Nigerians.
The minister emphasised that government would continue to foster peaceful coexistence, national cohesion and stability in its march towards actualising the full potentials of the country.
Aregbesola also advised 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.https://www.youtube.com/embed/Vd34sv0Qnu4?feature=oembed