FG Announces Dates For Public Holidays As Eid-el-Kabir Celebration Looms

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has said the country would be going on holidays on Tuesday July 20 and Wednesday July 21, 2021 to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

The Eid-el-Kabir Celebration which is marked every year by all Faithful Muslims worldwide will be taking place again this year on Tuesday and Wednesday according to Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

He[Rauf Aregbesola] congratulated Muslims and the Islam community on the celebration.FG Announces Date For Public Holidays As Eid-el-Kabir Celebration Looms

In his words Rauf said: “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.” He added.

While also assuring the commitment of the present administration Rauf Aregbesola said:

“President Muhammadu 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 programmes and adequate security in the schools, especially with the spate of innocent school children being targets of kidnapping.”

The Minister also advised Nigerians to adhere strictly to the laid down Covid-19 protocols during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations  “We must all take responsibility for containment of the pandemic during this year’s festival,” he said.

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