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FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays to mark Eid el-Fitr

THE Federal Government has announced Friday, April 21, and Monday, April 24, 2023 as public holidays, for this year’s Eid el-Fitr celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, according to a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Dr Shuaib Belgore, obtained today.

He sent all Muslims his congratulations on the successful conclusion of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Aregbesola urged all Muslims to emulate the kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice, and good neighborliness demonstrated by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) and to imbibe and practice these virtues.

“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 advised all Muslims.

Aregbesola also assured that the President Buhari, was fully committed to a peaceful transition of government following successful elections as well as the provision of security for the life and property of every citizen and foreigner in the country.

The minister commended all security agencies over the successes recorded in the battle against criminals across the nation.

He further urged Nigerians to be part of the nation’s security architecture by being vigilant and reporting suspicious individuals and activities to law enforcement agencies nearest to them, noting that security was everybody’s responsibility.

Aregbesola wished all Muslims a happy Eid el-Fitr celebration and prayed “that the peace, blessings and favour of Allah be with you all. Ameen.”

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