The Federal Government has declared Friday and Monday as public holidays for Muslims in the country to celebrate the end of Ramadan fasting.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Shuaib Belgore, said the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government.
He congratulated all Muslims for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan.
Aregbesola called on all Muslims to imbibe and practice the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice and good neighborliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
Aregbesola assured that Muhammadu Buhari, is fully committed to a peaceful transition of government following successful elections. He assured of the government’s commitment to the provision of security for the life and property of every citizen and foreigner in the country.
“The minister commends all security agencies for the successes recorded in the fight against criminals across the country.
He urged 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 was everybody’s responsibility.
“He admonishes Nigerians also to report suspicious activities and persons to the N-Alert application.”