The Federal Government has declared Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th July, 2022, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday, congratulated all Muslims and Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora on this occasion.
On rising insecurity in the country, the minister urged all Nigerians to be vigilant and observant of intruders in their communities.
He also Minister assured that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is “committed to the security of lives and properties of all Nigerians,
“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,” the statement read in part.
“We must all take responsibility for the security of lives and property as we celebrate this year’s festival,” he said.
“Aregbesola craved the indulgence of Nigerians to come together, put our heads, hearts, and all we have together, in order to achieve relative peace for harmonious coexistence and put an end to insecurities in Nigeria”, the statement added.
He also assured Nigerians of the government’s protection of all under the law, maintenance of law and order, and keeping the peace in all situations.