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Eid-el-Kabir: FG declares Tuesday, Wednesday public holidays



Eid-el-Kabir: FG declares Tuesday, Wednesday public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, July 20 and Wednesday, July 21; 2021 public holidays to mark Eid-el-Kabir celebration of this year.

This was contained in a statement on Thursday by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore.

The statement was titled, ‘Eid-El-Kabir: FG Declares, Tuesday, July 20, And Wednesday, July 21, 2021, As Public Holidays’.

In accordance with Belgore, Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated all Muslim faithful and Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on the celebration.

Aregbesola was quoted as saying, “I call on 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, considering the challenges of insecurity we face at the moment.

“These mainly are bandits in the North West and North Central, insurgents in the North East, kidnappers, armed robbers, ethnic agitators and sundry criminals in other parts of the country.”

As indicated by the Minister, the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari is, “committed to the security of lives and property of every Nigerian, empowering the citizens for successful living, the provisions of social investments programmes and adequate security in the schools, especially with the spate of innocent school children being targets of kidnapping.”

Aregbesola advised Nigerians to take responsibility by reporting any suspicious persons and criminal activities to law enforcement agencies, particularly during the festival.

The Minister also called on Nigerians to observe all COVID-19 protocols, saying, “We must all take responsibility for containment of the pandemic during this year’s festival.”

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