Eid-el-Fitr: FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola

The Federal Government has declared Monday and Tuesday as public holidays to mark Eldi Fitri Celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in Abuja on Thursday.

Aregbesola congratulated all Muslim faithful for successful completion of the Ramadan fast.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga.

The statement quoted Aregbesola as calling on Muslim faithful to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighbourliness as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).

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According to the statement, the  Minister, however, expressed his concern about the spate of ethnic conflicts that has resurfaced in some parts of Northern Nigeria in recent times.

Aregbesola advised Nigerians to see themselves as a single entity and learn to tolerate one another despite their ethnic and religious differences.

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He further assured Nigerians that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was fully committed to battling COVID-19.

The Minister reminded Muslims to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines and regulations.

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