The Federal Government has declared Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th May, 2021 as Public Holidays to mark the year’s Eid el-Fitr celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, while making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in Abuja, on Monday, congratulated Muslim faithfuls on successful end of the year’s Ramadan.
He charged Nigerians to size the moment to pray for peace, stability and economic transformation in the country.
Aregbesola, who believes that development cannot thrive in a rancorous atmosphere, urged Nigerians to be law-abiding and embrace the spirit of love, self-discipline, kindness and tolerance, as taught by the Holy Prophet.
He also called on security agencies in the country to be more courageous and patriotic to surmount the ongoing battle against resurging insecurity and activities of criminal elements in Nigeria.
He assured that the resolve of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to end the scourge of crime and criminality in the country and restore peace to every nook and cranny of Nigeria was sacrosanct.
“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 economic prosperity of our dear nation,” he emphasised.