The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 21, and Monday, April 24, 2023, as public holiday to mark this year’s EId-el-Fitr celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Wednesday.
Aregbesola, who congratulated all Muslims for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan, urged them to imbibe and practice the virtues of kindness, peace, sacrifice, and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by Prophet Muhammad.
“The self-restrain, self-denial, sacrifice, and deep spiritual consciousness that accompanied the fasting period should not end but be maintained and improved upon, in order to be a better person and true worshipper,” the minister said.
Aregbesola, who assured that President Muhammadu Buhari is fully committed to the peaceful transition of government following successful elections, assured of the government’s commitment to the provision of security for the life and property of every citizen and foreigners in the country.
He further commended all security agencies for the successes recorded in the fight against criminals across the country, urging Nigerians to be part of the nation’s security architecture by being vigilant and report suspicious individuals and activities to law enforcement agencies nearest to them.
The minister, who noted that security is everybody’s responsibility, enjoined Nigerians to also report suspicious activities and persons to the N-Alert application.
Aregbesola, therefore, wished all Muslims a happy EId-el-Fitr celebration and prayed that the “peace, blessings, and favour of Allah be with you all”.