The Federal Government has declared tomorrow and Monday, April 24, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
A statement by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Shuiab Belgore, quoted the minister, Rauf Aregbesola, as making the declaration on behalf of government.
While congratulating Muslims for the successful completion of Ramadan, Aregbesola called on them to “imbibe and practise the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).”
He advised: “The self-restraint, self-denial, sacrifice and deep spiritual consciousness that accompanied the fasting period should not end, but be maintained and improved upon to be a better person and true worshipper.”
The minister assured that President Muhammadu Buhari is fully committed to a peaceful transition of government following successful elections.
He added that government’s commitment to provision of security for life and property of every citizen and foreigner in the country remained firm.