Nigerian Government Declares July 30 And 31 Public Holidays

Nigerian Government Declares July 30 And 31 Public Holidays

By Wires Editor | The Trent on July 28, 2020
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Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola public holiday
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola

The Federal Government has declared Thursday 30th and Friday 31st July 2020 as Public Holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir Celebration, the Islamic festival of sacrifice.

Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of interior, announced this in a statement issued Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Abuja and signed on his behalf by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Georgina Ehuriah.

The minister while making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians both at home and abroad on the occasion.

He called 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 especially as the world is witnessing global health challenges caused by Covid-19 pandemic.

Aregbesola who “assured that the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is fully committed to battling the scourge with the cooperation of all Nigerians”, emphasized that the government would continue to foster peaceful coexistence, national cohesion, and stability in its march towards actualizing the full potentials of the country.

He called on all Nigerians to join hands with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its avowed determination to build a peaceful, harmonious, and prosperous country, where the rights of every citizen, are protected and guaranteed, as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Minister also advised Nigerians to take responsibility against the spread of the COVID-19 virus and also to stay safe by observing physical and social distancing, personal and respiratory hygiene, as well as other regulations issued by relevant authorities.

Source: Vanguard

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