The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th of July 2022, as public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
This declaration was made by minister Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on behalf of the Federal Government.
Aregbesola congratulated all Nigerian Muslims both at home and in Diaspora, on the celebration and encouraged Muslims to use the opportunity to pray for Nigeria.
“I call on Muslims to continue to imbibe the spirit of love, peace, kindness and sacrifice, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (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” He said.
Aregbesola assured that President Buhari’s administration is “committed to the security of lives and properties of all Nigerians, empowering the citizens for successful living, the provisions of social investments programmes and adequate security in Nigeria”
He also urged Nigerians to take responsibility by reporting any suspicious and criminal activities or individuals observed around to the law enforcement agencies with the use of N-Alerts application which has been designed to mitigate security challenges with prompt response from security agencies: “as soon as you ‘See Something Do N-Alerts’ most especially during this festival” He added.
“We must all take responsibility for the security of lives and property as we celebrate this year’s festival” Aregbesola said.
Finally , he implored all Nigerians to put our heads, hearts, hands and all we have together in order to achieve peace for a beautiful coexistence, and put an end to insecurities in Nigeria, he added.