The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th May 2021 as public holidays to mark Eid-il-Fitr celebration, which is the end of Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. This was made known by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Monday in Abuja.
According to Aregbesola in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, he congratulated Muslim faithfuls and urged all Nigerians, at home and abroad to use the period of this year’s Eid-il-Fitr celebration to pray for peace, stability and economic transformation in the land.
Aregbesola further stated that;
“Development cannot thrive in a rancorous atmosphere, therefore all Nigerians should be law-abiding and embrace the spirit of love, self-discipline, kindness, and tolerance, as taught by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him)”.
The Minister also called on all security agencies in the country to “be more courageous and patriotic to surmount the ongoing battle against resurging insecurity and activities of criminal elements in Nigeria”.