The Nigerian government has declared Friday, April 21, and Monday, April 24, 2023, as Public Holidays for Eid-Il-Fitri celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement issued by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Dr. M.L. Shuaib on Wednesday, April 18, 2023.
Aregbesola while congratulating all Muslims for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan, asked them to imbibe and practice the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).
“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 advises all Muslims.
Aregbesola assured that President Muhammadu Buhari
is fully committed to peaceful transition of government following successful elections. He assures of the government’s commitment to the provision of security for the life and property of every citizen and foreigners in the country.
The Minister commends all security agencies for the successes recorded in the fight against criminals across the country.
He urges 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, noting that security is everybody’s responsibility.
He admonishes Nigerians also to report suspicious activities and persons to the N-Alert application. Ogbeni Aregbesola wishes all Muslims a happy Eidil-Fitr celebration and prays that the peace.