Eid-Il-Fitr Celebration: FG Declares Public Holidays

  • For Friday 21st and Monday 24th April 2023

The Federal Government has declared Friday 21st and Monday 24th of April 2023, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-il-Fitr celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated all Muslims for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan.

In a press statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, on Wednesday, the Minister urged all Muslims 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).

According to him; “The self-restraint, 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, who said President Muhammadu Buhari is fully committed to a peaceful transition of government following successful elections, also assured of the government’s commitment to the provision of security for the life and property of every citizen and foreigner in the country.

Similarly, Ogbeni Aregbesola used the opportunity to laud all security agencies for the successes recorded in the fight against criminals across the country, even as he urged Nigerians to be part of the nation’s security architecture.

He said citizens should undertake this task by being vigilant and reporting suspicious individuals and activities to law enforcement agencies nearest to them, adding that security is everybody’s responsibility.

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