The Nigerian Federal Government have declared Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12 as public holidays, to commemorate the Eid el-Kabir celebrations.
The Eid el-Kabir announcement was made public in a statement released on Thursday, by Engr. Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior.
The statement read, “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.”
He assured that the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration 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.”
Aregbesola further enjoined every Nigerian to assume responsibility by using the N-Alerts program, which has been developed to address security concerns with a rapid response from security agencies, to report any suspicious person or illegal activity they see nearby to law enforcement agencies.
“As soon as you see something do N-Alerts,” he advised, especially during the Eid el-Kabir festivities.
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