The Federal Authorities has declared Tuesday, July 20, and Wednesday, July 21, 2021, as public holidays to mark this yr’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The Minister of Inside, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Authorities, congratulates all Muslim trustworthy and Nigerians at residence and within the Diaspora on this event.
“I name on Muslims to proceed to imbibe the spirit of affection, peace, kindness, and sacrifice, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) and to additionally use the interval to hope for peace, unity, prosperity, and the steadiness of the nation, contemplating the challenges of insecurity we face for the time being. These primarily are bandits within the North West and North Central, insurgents within the North East, kidnappers, armed robbers, ethnic agitators, and varied criminals in different elements of the nation” Aregbesola added.
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The Minister assured that the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is “dedicated to the safety of lives and property of each Nigerian, empowering the residents for profitable residing, the provisions of social investments programmes and satisfactory safety within the faculties, particularly with the spate of harmless faculty youngsters being targets of kidnapping” he added.
Aregbesola, whereas wishing Muslim trustworthy a contented Eid-el Kabir celebration, suggested all Nigerians to take accountability by reporting any suspicious people and felony actions to regulation enforcement companies, particularly throughout this competition.
He additionally enjoined on all Nigerians the observance of all Covid-19 protocols, notably the non-pharmaceutical measures – carrying facemasks, hand washing, and social distancing – designed to maintain the transmission of the illness at bay. “We should all take accountability for containment of the pandemic throughout this yr’s competition,” he stated.
The Minister sympathizes with the households of faculty youngsters who’ve been kidnapped or suffered one misfortune or one other. “Our hearts and prayers of consolation are with you,” Aregbesola stated.