Eid-el-Kabir: FGN declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays
The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has declared Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th July 2022, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el- Kabir celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made this known in a statement on Thursday while congratulating all Muslims faithful and Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora.
The statement reads, “I call 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, considering the challenges of insecurity we face at the moment.”
Aregbesola assured that the administration of President Muhammad Buhari is “committed to the security of lives and properties of all Nigerians, empowering the citizens for successful living, the provisions of social investments programmes and adequate security in the schools,” he added.
He urged Nigerians to take responsibility by reporting any suspicious individuals and criminal activities they observe around to the law enforcement agencies with the use of the N-Alerts application that has been designed to mitigate security challenges with a prompt response from security agencies.
”As soon as you see something do N- Alerts, especially during the festivities”, he advised.
He also advised Nigerians to be more vigilant and observant of intruders in their communities.