The Federal Government has declared Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th July 2022 public holidays for this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, announced this in a statement released by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr Shuaib Belgore.
Aregbesola congratulated all Muslims and Nigerians on the occasion of the Sallah celebration and urged them to use the period to pray for peace and prosperity for the country.
The statement read in part, “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.”
“We must all take responsibility for the security of lives and property as we celebrate this year’s festival,” he said.
“Aregbesola craved the indulgence of Nigerians to come together, put our heads, hearts, and all we have together, in order to achieve relative peace for harmonious coexistence and put an end to insecurities in Nigeria”, the statement added.
The minister also assured Nigerians of the government’s protection of all under the law, maintenance of law and order, and keeping the peace in all situations.