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Eid-el-Kabir: FG Declares Tuesday And Wednesday Public Holidays

To mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration, The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, July 20, and Wednesday, July 21, 2021, as public holidays.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this in a statement released on Thursday, July 15. In a statement signed by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, Aregbesola congratulated all Muslim faithful and Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on the celebration.

“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.

These mainly are bandits in the North West and North Central, insurgents in the North East, kidnappers, armed robbers, ethnic agitators, and sundry criminals in other parts of the country,” Aregbesola said

He added that the Buhari is “committed to the security of lives and property of every Nigerian, and empowering the citizens for successful living, the provisions of social investments programs and adequate security in the schools, especially with the spate of innocent school children being targets of kidnapping”

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