The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, 20th July, 2021 and Wednesday, 21st July, 2021 as public holidays to mark 2021 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, signed by the permanent secretary, ministry of interior, Shuaib Belgore on Thursday in Abuja.
According to the statement, the Minister said: “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.
“These mainly are bandits in the North- West and North-Central, insurgents in the North- East, kidnappers, armed robbers, ethnic agitators and sundry criminals in other parts of the country.”
Aregbesola also wished Muslim faithfuls a happy celebration, and advised Nigerians to take responsibility by reporting any suspicious activities to law enforcement agencies, especially during the period.
He also enjoined on all Nigerians the observance of all COVID-19 protocols, particularly the wearing of facemasks, hand washing and social distancing.