Govt declares Wednesday, Thursday as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Fitr

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th, May 2021, as Public Holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, while making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Monday in Abuja, congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion.

A statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore said Arẹgbẹsọla called on all Nigerians, at home and abroad to use the period of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration to pray for peace, stability and economic transformation in the land.

He observed that development could not thrive in a rancorous atmosphere and urged all Nigerians to be law-abiding and embrace the spirit of love, self-discipline, kindness and tolerance, as taught by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him).

He also called on all 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.

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