The Federal government of Nigeria has declared the 25th and 26th of May, 2020, as public holidays to mark this years Eidul-Fitr celebration.
In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja, The Minister, called on Muslims to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him). He however expressed his concern about the spate of ethnic conflicts that has surfaced in some parts of Northern Nigeria in recent times.
While congratulating all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast, The minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who conveyed the message of behalf of the Federal Government also, commended the security agencies for the success so far recorded in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.
He advised Nigerians to take responsibility against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and also stay safe by observing physical and social distancing, respiratory hygiene, as well as other regulations issued by relevant authorities.
PRESS RELEASE— Ministry of Interior (@MinOfInteriorNG) May 21, 2020
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DECLARES 25 AND 26 MAY, 2020 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS TO MARK EIDUL-FITR CELEBRATION#Thread!