Published on July 28,2020
Federal Government has declared Thursday , July 30 and Friday, July 31 , 2020 as public holidays to mark this year ’ s Eid – el – Kabir celebrations .
This was contained in a statement on Tuesday signed by the Permanent Secretary , Federal Ministry of Interior , Georgina Ehuriah .
The statement was titled , ‘ Federal Government Declares 30 and 31 July , 2020 Public Holidays To Mark Eid – el – Kabir Celebration ’ .
According to the statement , the Minister of Interior , Rauf Aregbesola , while making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government , congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians both at home and abroad on the occasion .
“ He called 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 especially as the world is witnessing global health challenges caused by Covid – 19 pandemic , ” the statement added .
The minister , who assured Nigerians that the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ), is “ committed to battling the scourge with the cooperation of all Nigerians, emphasised that the government would continue to foster peaceful coexistence , national cohesion and stability in its march towards actualizing the full potentials of the country ”.
Aregbesola , while wishing Muslim faithful happy celebrations , advised all Nigerians to take responsibility against the spread of the virus by observing social distancing , personal and respiratory hygiene , as well as other regulations issued by relevant authorities .