The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 21, and Monday, April 24, 2023, as Public Holidays to commemorate this year’s Eid al-Fitr.
The Minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, according to a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Shuiab Belgore.
Aregbesola congratulated all Muslims on the successful conclusion of Ramadan and urged them to “imbibe and practice the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice, and good neighborliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him)”
“The self-restraint, self-denial, sacrifice, and profound spiritual awareness that accompanied the fasting period should not end, but should be maintained and enhanced in order to become a better person and a true worshiper,” the minister advised.
Aregbesola affirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari is entirely committed to a peaceful transfer of power following the conclusion of successful elections.
He added that the government’s commitment to protecting the lives and property of all citizens and foreigners in the country remained unwavering.
"He urges Nigerians to participate in the nation’s security architecture by remaining vigilant and reporting suspicious individuals and activities to the local law enforcement agencies, emphasizing that security is everyone’s responsibility. He also urges Nigerians to report suspicious activities and individuals to the N-Alert application, according to the statement.