Friday, 21st and Monday, April 24th, 2023, have been declared as public holidays by the Federal Government to mark this year’s EIdil-Fitr celebration.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr. M.L. Shuaib Belgore, on Wednesday.
He congratulates all Muslims for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan.
Ogbeni Aregbesola, 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-restraint, 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 also assured that President Muhammadu Buhari is fully committed to a peaceful transition of government following successful elections. He assures of the government’s commitment to the provision of security for the life and property of every citizen and foreigner in the country.
The Minister commended all security agencies for the successes recorded in the fight against criminals across the country.
He urged 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.
He wished all Muslims a happy Eidil-Fitr celebration and prays that the peace, blessings and favour of Allah be with you all. Ameen.