The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Tuesday and Wednesday as public holidays to mark the Muslim’s 2021 eid-el-Kabir celebration.
This is conveyed in a statement released Shuaib Belgore, the permanent secretary of the ministry of interior.
Belgore said Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of interior, made the announcement on Thursday in Abuja.
“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),” he quoted the minister as saying.
“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 assured that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the security of lives and property of every Nigerian.
The minister wished the Muslim faithful a happy celebration and advised Nigerians to take responsibility by reporting any suspicious activities to law enforcement agencies, especially during the period.
He also enjoined on all Nigerians the observance of all COVID-19 protocols, particularly the wearing of facemasks, social distancing and hand washing.