The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May, 2020 as public holidays to celebrate this year’s Eid-ul-fitr. This was made known by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on behalf of the federal government in a statement on Thursday.
He congratulated all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast and called on them to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, and good neighborliness as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
He advised Nigerians to see themselves as a single entity and thus learn to tolerate one another despite their ethnic and religious differences.
Aregbesola assured Nigerians that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is fully committed to battling the scourge of COVID-19 with the cooperation of all Nigerians. He advised Nigerians to take responsibility against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and also stay safe by observing physical and social distancing, personal and respiratory hygiene, as well as other regulations issued by relevant authorities.
He commended the security agencies for the successes so far recorded in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East,
He further admonished Muslims on the celebration of Eid-ul-fitr, the Minister reminded them to always obey constituted authorities as stated in the holy Qu’ran.