The Federal Government has designated Friday, April 21st, and Monday, April 24th, 2023, as public holidays to observe this year’s Eid al-Fitr celebration, All Nigeria Latest News reports.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Shuiab Belgore, in a statement, mentioned that the declaration of the public holidays for the Eid al-Fitr celebration was made by the Minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on behalf of the Federal Government.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, in congratulating all Muslims on the successful completion of Ramadan, urged them to embrace and embody the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice, and good neighbourliness, following the example set by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon 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 advised.
The Minister assured that President Muhammadu Buhari is fully committed to a peaceful transition of government following successful elections.
Aregbesola added that the government’s commitment to the provision of security for the life and property of every citizen and foreigner in the country remained firm.
“He urges Nigerians to be part of the nation’s security architecture by being vigilant and reporting suspicious individuals and activities to law enforcement agencies nearest to them, noting that security is everybody’s responsibility. He admonishes Nigerians also to report suspicious activities and persons to the N-Alert application”, the statement added.