The Federal Government has declared Thursday 30 and Friday 31 July, 2020 as Public Holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir Celebration.
This announcement was made by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement signed by Georgina Ehuriah, the ministry of interior permanent secretary, on Tuesday.
In the statement shared via the ministry’s official twitter handle, Aregbesola called on the Muslims to continue to imbibe the spirit of love, peace, kindness and sacrifice, as exemplified by Prophet Muhammad and to also use the period to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of the country especially as the world is witnessing global health challenges caused by Covid-19 pandemic.
Wishing all Muslims a happy Eid –el- Kabir Celebration, Aregbosola said the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was fully committed to battling the scourge with the cooperation of all Nigerians.
He also stressed that government would continue to foster peaceful coexistence, national cohesion and stability in its march towards actualizing the full potentials of the country.
The Minister advised Nigerians to take responsibility against the spread of COVID-19 and also to stay safe by observing physical and social distancing, personal and respiratory hygiene, as well as other regulations issued by relevant authorities.