The Federal Government of Nigeria has officially declared July 30 and 31 as public holidays to mark 2020 year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
The declaration was made by Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on behalf of the Federal Government, through a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, on Tuesday in Abuja.
Aregbesola, in his statement, congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians both at home and abroad on the occasion.
He further urged Muslims to continue to imbibe the spirit of love, peace, kindness and sacrifice, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).
In addition, he advised Muslims to use the period to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of the country especially as the world is witnessing global health challenges caused by Covid-19 pandemic.
Addressing Nigerians, Aregbesola advised everyone to take responsibility against the spread of the COVID-19 virus and also to stay safe by observing physical and social distancing, personal and respiratory hygiene, as well as other regulations issued by relevant authorities.