The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced Wednesday and Thursday as public holidays to indicate the 2021 Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior created the statement on behalf of the Federal Government on Monday.
A statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore, quoted Aregbesola as congratulating the Muslim faithful on the event.
He also called”all Nigerians, at home and abroad to use the period of this year’s Eid party to pray for peace, stability and economic transformation in the property”.
Aregbesola urged Nigerians to be law-abiding and embrace the soul of love, self-discipline, kindness, and tolerance, as taught by the Holy Prophet Mohammed.
The minister called on all security agencies in the country to”be courageous and patriotic to surmount the ongoing fight against resurging insecurity and activities of criminal elements in Nigeria”.