The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Wednesday and Thursday as Public Holidays to mark 2021 Eid-eI-Fitr celebration.
A statement by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, stated that the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, while making the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion of the Eid-eI-Fitr and called on all Nigerians, at home and abroad to use the period to pray for peace, stability and economic transformation of Nigeria.
Aregbesola, who believed that development cannot thrive in a rancorous atmosphere, urged all Nigerians to be law-abiding and embrace the spirit of love, self-discipline, kindness and tolerance, as taught by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him).
The minister assured that the resolve of President Buhari-led administration to end the scourge of crime and criminality in the country and restore peace to every nook and cranny of Nigeria was sacrosanct.
“We are therefore, putting necessary measures and strategies in place to strengthen the stability of the country as well as ensuring economic prosperity of our dear nation,” he emphasised.
Aregbesola, however, wished all Muslims a happy and peaceful Eidul-Fitr.