The Federal Government has declared Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th May 2021 as public holidays to commemorate this year’s Eid-il-Fitr celebration, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore said. In a statement issued on Monday, Belgore on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made the announcement in Abuja, urging the Muslim faithful to pray for peace, stability, and economic transformation in the country.
“Aregbesola who believes that development cannot thrive in a rancorous atmosphere urged all Nigerians to be law-abiding and embrace the spirit of love, self-discipline, kindness, and tolerance, as taught by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him)”, the statement said.
The minister enjoined security agencies to be courageous and patriotic in the ongoing fight against insecurity and other crimes in the country.
“This administration will not be deterred in its efforts, until every Nigerian and resident of the country, is free to move around without fear of any threat to his/her life and property. We are therefore putting necessary measures and strategies in place to strengthen the stability of the country as well as ensuring the economic prosperity of our dear nation,” he reiterated.