The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Monday, May 25 and Tuesday, May 26 as public holidays to mark Eldi Fitri Celebration.
Naija News reports that the declaration was made on behalf of the Federal Government by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
A statement by Mohammed Manga, the Director of Press in the Ministry, quoted Aregbesola as calling on Muslim faithful to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighbourliness as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).
The Minister of Interior, however, expressed his concern about the spate of ethnic conflicts that have resurfaced in some parts of Northern Nigeria in recent times.
Aregbesola advised Nigerians to see themselves as a single entity and learn to tolerate one another despite their ethnic and religious differences.
The Minister further assured Nigerians that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was fully committed to battling COVID-19.
While commending the security agencies for the successes so far recorded in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East, the Minister advised Nigerians to take responsibility against the spread of the COVID-19.
The Minister of Interior reminded Muslims to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines and regulations.