Eid-il-Fitr: Federal Government declares Friday and Monday as public holidays

Eid-il-Fitr: Federal Government declares Friday and Monday as public holidays

Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola declares Friday, Saturday public holidays for Eid el Fitri

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 21, and Monday, April 24, 2023, as public holidays to commemorate this year’s Eid el-Fitr celebration across Nigeria.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on Wednesday on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, according to a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Dr Shuaib Belgore.

The minister congratulated all Muslims for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan which started 28 days ago.

Ogbeni Aregbesola urged all Muslims to imbibe and practice the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice, and good neighborliness as preached and practiced by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).

“The self-restraint, self-denial, sacrifice and deep spiritual consciousness that accompanied the fasting period should not end but be maintained and improved upon, in order to be a better person and true worshipper,” the minister advised all Muslims.

President Muhammadu Buhari, according to Aregbesola, is fully committed to a peaceful transition of power following successful elections.

He also stated that the government’s commitment to providing security for the lives and property of all citizens and foreigners in the country remained unwavering.

“He urges Nigerians to be part of the nation’s security architecture by being vigilant and reporting suspicious individuals and activities to law enforcement agencies nearest to them, noting that security is everybody’s responsibility. He admonishes Nigerians also to report suspicious activities and persons to the N-Alert application”, the statement added.

Integrity News Nigeria 1

Learn More →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.