Eid-el-Fitr: FG declares Friday and Monday public holidays

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To commemorate this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration, the federal government has declared Friday 21 and Monday 24 as public holidays.

This was said by Dr Shuaib Belgore, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, on Wednesday in Abuja.

He congratulated Muslims on the conclusion of Ramadan, urging them to absorb the characteristics of kindness, love, tolerance, self-denial, and sacrifice exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

“The self-control, self-denial, sacrifice, and deep spiritual awareness that accompanied the fasting period should not be abandoned, but should be maintained and improved.”

The federal government has declared Friday 21 and Monday 24 as public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

This is contained in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore, on Wednesday in Abuja.

He congratulated Muslims for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan, urging them to imbibe the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, self-denial and sacrifice as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

“The self-restrain, self-denial, sacrifice and deep spiritual consciousness that accompanied the fasting period should not end but be maintained and improved upon.

“This is for you to be a better person and true worshipper,” he said.

He reaffirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to a peaceful handover of power following successful elections.

He also assured Nigerians of the government’s commitment to protecting the lives and property of all citizens and foreigners in the country.

Rauf Aregbesola, the minister, praised security agencies for their achievements in the fight against criminals across the country, encouraging Nigerians to contribute to the nation’s security architecture by remaining watchful.

He emphasized that security was everyone’s duty.

He urged Nigerians to use the N-Alert app to report any suspicious actions or people.

Aregbesola wished Muslims a joyful Eid-el-Fitr celebration and prayed for Allah’s peace, blessings, and favor on all.

Source: NAN

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