The Federal Government on Thursday declared Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12, as public holidays for the celebration of this year’s Eid-el- Kabir.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in a statement, congratulated all Muslims and Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora.
“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,” the statement read.
The minister said that President Muhammad Buhari’s administration 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 added.
He called on Nigerians to take responsibility by reporting any suspicious individuals and criminal activities they observe around to law enforcement agencies with the use of the N-Alerts application that has been designed to mitigate security challenges with a prompt response from security agencies.