…Federal Government congratulates Muslim faithfuls and urged Nigerians to be observe health procedures during the public holiday
The Federal Government has announced Thursday 30th and Friday 31st July, as public holiday to observe the year 2020 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement on Tuesday, through a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, in Abuja.
While declaring the last two working days of this week as Sallah break, Aregbesola congratulated Muslim faithfuls and all Nigerians both in the country and Diaspora on the occasion.
He urged Muslims to stay focused by imbibing the spirit of love, peace, kindness and sacrifice, as demonstrated by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).
The minister also called on Muslims to use the period to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of the country especially in the face of coronavirus pandemic challenging the world.
He also stressed that government would relentlessly foster peaceful coexistence, national harmony and stability in its agenda targeted at realising the full potentials of the country.
Nigerians generally were urged to work together peacefully to achieve the desired great results for the country as a whole.
Aregbesola reminded Nigerians to observe physical and social distancing, personal hygiene and the use of nose masks and face shields, as well as maintaining other health procedures to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.