The Federal Government has declared Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May, 2020 as Public Holidays to mark the 2020 Eid al-Fitr Celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Mr.Rauf Aregbesola, who announced this on Thursday in a statement, congratulated all Muslims for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.
Aregbesola called on Muslims to live the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by Holy Prophet Muhammad.
He expressed his concern about the spate of ethnic conflicts that has resurfaced in some parts of Northern Nigeria in recent times.
He advised Nigerians to see themselves as a single entity and thus learn to tolerate one another despite their ethnic and religious differences.
Aregbesola further assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was fully committed to battling the scourge of COVID-19 with the cooperation of everyone.
He advised Nigerians to take responsibility against the spread of COVID-19 by observing physical and social distancing, personal and respiratory hygiene, as well as other regulations issued by relevant authorities.