The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Wednesday and Thursday as public holidays to mark the 2021 Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Monday.
A statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore, quoted Aregbesola as congratulating the Muslim faithful on the occasion.
He also called “all Nigerians, at home and abroad to use the period of this year’s Eid celebration to pray for peace, stability and economic transformation in the land”.
Aregbesola urged Nigerians to be law-abiding and embrace the spirit of love, self-discipline, kindness, and tolerance, as taught by the Holy Prophet Mohammed.
The minister also called on 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”.