The Federal Government has declared Monday, 11th and Tuesday 12th of July as public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
This was confirmed in a statement by the Ministry of Interior’s Permanent Secretary, Dr Shuaib Belgore on behalf of the Minister.
“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,” the statement read in part.
According to him, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the security of lives and properties of all Nigerians, empowering the citizens for successful living, the provisions of social investments programmes and adequate security in the schools.
The minister urged Nigerians to take responsibility by reporting any suspicious individuals and criminal activities they observed around them to law enforcement agencies.
“We must all take responsibility for the security of lives and property as we celebrate this year’s festival,” he said.
“Aregbesola craved the indulgence of Nigerians to come together, put our heads, hearts, and all we have together, in order to achieve relative peace for harmonious coexistence and put an end to insecurities in Nigeria”, the statement added.