The Federal Government on Monday declared Wednesday and Thursday, 12th and 13th of May as public holidays to mark the 2021 Eid-ul-Fitr celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Monday in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore.
According to the statement, Aregbesola congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion and called on “all Nigerians, at home and abroad to use the period of this year’s Eidul-Fitr celebration to pray for peace, stability and economic transformation in the land”.
Noting that development cannot thrive in a rancorous atmosphere, the minister urged all “Nigerians to be law-abiding and embrace the spirit of love, self-discipline, kindness, and tolerance, as taught by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him)”.
He also called on all security agencies in the country to “be more courageous and patriotic to surmount the ongoing battle against resurging insecurity and activities of criminal elements in Nigeria”.