Eid-el-Fitri: FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays
The Federal Government has declared Monday and Tuesday – May 25 and 26, 2020 – as public holidays to mark Eid- el-Fitri celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola , made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government .
This was contained in a press statement by the Director of Press in the Ministry , Mohammed Manga , on Thursday.
In a copy of the statement obtained by The PUNCH , Aregbesola expressed concern over the spate of ethnic conflicts that has resurfaced in some parts of Northern Nigeria in recent times .
He 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.