FG declares Monday, Tuesday as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Fitr celebration



The Federal has declared Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May, 2020 as holidays to 2020 celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal ,  through a statement by the Director Press and Relations of the Ministry, Mr Mohammed Manga, on in Abuja.

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

He called on Muslims to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

The Minister expressed about the spate of ethnic conflicts that have resurfaced in parts of northern in recent times.

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

Aregbesola assured Nigerians that the administration of “is fully committed to battling the scourge of -19 with the cooperation of all Nigerians.”

He commended the security agencies for the so far recorded in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast.

The minister, however, called on Nigerians to take responsibility against the spread of -19 and also stay safe by observing physical and distancing, personal and respiratory hygiene as well as regulations issued by relevant authorities.

Aregbesola reminded Muslims to always obey constituted authorities as stated in the Glorious Qu’ran 4:59 where Allah says: ‘O ye who ! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you.

‘If ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger, if ye do in Allah and the Last Day: That is best, and most suitable for final determination’.

The minister wished all Muslims a happy Eidul -Fitr celebration. (NAN)