The Federal Government has announced that there will be public holiday on Monday and Tuesday May 25 and 26, 2020 to mark Eid-el-Fitri celebration.
Giving this announcement in a press statement was the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government.
The press statement was issued by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, on Thursday.
Expressing concerns over the increasing ethnic conflicts that has resurfaced in some parts of Northern Nigeria in recent times, Aregbesola in the press release advised Nigerians to see themselves as a single entity and learn to tolerate one another despite their ethnic and religious differences”.
Aregbesola further assured Nigerians that the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was fully committed to battling COVID-19.
He called on Muslim faithful “to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighbourliness as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW)”.
The minister also advised Nigerians to take responsibility against the spread of the COVID-19.