The federal government has declared Monday 11 and Tuesday 12, July 2022, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of interior, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, in a statement on Thursday, July 7, 2022.
He congratulated all Muslims and Nigerians both at home and in the diaspora on this occasion.
“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” Aregbesola added.
The Minister assured that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is “committed to the security of lives and properties of all Nigerians, empowering the citizens for successful living, the provisions of social investments programmes and adequate security in the schools.”
Aregbesola, while wishing Muslims a happy Eid-el Kabir celebration, urged Nigerians to take responsibility by reporting any suspicious individuals and criminal activities they observed around them to law enforcement agencies with the use of N-Alerts application that has been designed to mitigate security challenges.
He also enjoined all Nigerians to be vigilant and observant of intruders in their communities.