The Federal Government has declared Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31 as public holidays to celebrate the 2020 Eid-el-Kabir.
This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehiria.
The statement disclosed that the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, congratulated Muslim faithfuls and all Nigerians at home and in diaspora on the occasion.
The statement read further:
“He called on the 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 especially as the world is witnessing global health challenges caused by Covid-19 pandemic.”
The Minister called on the masses to support the government “in its avowed determination to build a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous country, where the rights of every
citizen, are protected and guaranteed, as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, according to the statement.