The Federal Government has declared Thursday 30 and Friday 31 July, as public holidays to mark 2020 year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement on the Eid-el-Kabir celebration on behalf of the Federal Government.
Specifically, the announcement was made through a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior; Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, on Tuesday, July 28, in Abuja.
Aregbesola congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians both at home and abroad on the occasion.
He called on Muslims to continue to imbibe the spirit of love, peace, kindness, and sacrifice; as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad in Eid-el-Kabir.
The Minister also called on Muslims to use the period to pray for peace, unity, prosperity; as well as the stability of the country especially as the world is witnessing global health challenges; caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Aregbosola assured that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was fully committed to battling the scourge with the cooperation of all Nigerians.
The minister emphasised that the government would continue to foster peaceful coexistence; national cohesion, and stability in its march towards actualising the full potential of the country.
He called on all Nigerians to join hands with the administration of President Buhari in its avowed determination to build a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous country, where the rights of every citizen, were protected and guaranteed, as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Aregbesola advised Nigerians to take responsibility against the spread of the COVID-19 virus and also to stay safe by observing physical and social distancing, personal and respiratory hygiene, as well as other regulations issued by relevant authorities.
The minister wished all Muslims a happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration.