Eid-el-Kabir: FG declares Thursday and Friday as public holidays
Federal Government has declared Thursday 30th and Friday 31st July 2020 as Public Holidays to mark the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, announced the development in a statement issued on Tuesday.
Aregbesola, in the statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Georgina Ehuriah, congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians on the occasion.
The minister urged Muslims, and all Nigerians, 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.
In the same vein, the minister advised Nigerians to take responsibility against the spread of the COVID-19 disease by observing physical and social distancing, personal and respiratory hygiene, as well as other regulations issued by relevant authorities.
According to him, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is fully committed to “battling the scourge with the cooperation of all Nigerians”.
Aregbesola also called on all Nigerians to join hands with the Federal Government to build a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous country.