To commemorate this year’s Eid al-Fitr celebration, the Federal Government has proclaimed Friday, April 21st, and Monday, April 24th, 2023, as public holidays.
The proclamation was issued on behalf of the Federal Government by Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement signed by Permanent Secretary, Dr Shuaib Belgore.
He thanked all Muslims for completing the holy month of Ramadan successfully.
Aregbesola also called on all Muslims to imbibe and practice the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).
“The self-restrain, self-denial, sacrifice and deep spiritual consciousness that accompanied the fasting period should not end but be maintained and improved upon, in order to be a better person and true worshipper”, the minister advises all Muslims.
Aregbesola assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari is fully committed to peaceful transition of government following successful elections.
He expressed the government’s commitment to the provision of security for the life and property of every citizen and foreigners in the country.
The Minister commended all security agencies for the successes recorded in the fight against criminals across the country.
He urges Nigerians to be part of the nation’s security architecture by being vigilant and report suspicious individuals and activities to law enforcement agencies nearest to them, noting that security is everybody’s responsibility. He admonishes Nigerians also to report suspicious activities and persons to the N-Alert application.
“Aregbesola wishes all Muslims a happy Eidil-Fitr celebration and prays that the peace, blessings and favour of Allah be with you all,” the statement said.