The Federal Government has announced public holidays on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th July, 2022 to celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
The announcement was revealed in a statement from the Ministry of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, signed by the Permanent Secretary, on Thursday.
Aregbesola cheered Muslims in Nigerian, both at home and in the Diaspora on the 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,” he said.
He also urged Nigerians to be cautious and take responsibility for the security of lives and property.
“We must all take responsibility for the security of lives and property as we celebrate this year’s festival” he said.