Federal Government Declares Public Holidays For Celebration of 2021 Eidel-Kabir - Penangle | News Portal in Nigeria
Sun. Jun 16th, 2024
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The Federal Government has announced Tuesday, July 20th and Wednesday July 21st, 2021 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

This was made public by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, in a declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.

He said: “I call on Muslims to continue to imbibe the spirit of love, peace, kindness and sacrifice, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammed (Peace be upon Him) and to also use the period to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of the country, considering the challenges of insecurity we face at the moment. These mainly are bandits in the North West and North Central, insurgents in the North East, kidnappers, armed robbers, ethnic agitators and sundry criminals in other parts of the country,” Aregbesola said.

The Minister, in the statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, assured that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is “committed to the security of lives and property of every Nigerian, and empowering the citizens for successful living, the provisions of social investments programmes and adequate security in the schools, especially with the spate of innocent school children being targets of kidnapping”.

Aregbesola, while wishing Muslim faithfuls a happy Eidel-Kabir celebration, advised all Nigerians to take responsibility by reporting any suspicious individuals and criminal activities to law enforcement agencies, especially during this festival.

He also called on all Nigerians to observe all Covid-19 protocols, particularly the non-pharmaceutical measures – wearing facemasks, hand washing and social distancing, designed to keep transmission of the disease at bay. “We must all take responsibility for containment of the pandemic during this year’s festival,” he concluded.

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