Happy Sallah 2020: FG declares July 30, 31st as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Kabir Celebration

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Happy Sallah 2020: Federal Government of Nigeria, has declared Thursday, July 30th, and Friday 31st as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Kabir Celebration.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, disclosed his tin a statement issued on Tuesday.

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According to Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has congratulated all the Muslim faithful and all Nigerians both at home and abroad on the occasion.

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Eid-el-Kabir Celebration

“He called on the 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 especially as the world is witnessing global health challenges caused by Covid-19 pandemic,” the statement partly read.

While reiterating President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s commitment to battling the scourge of COVID-19 pandemic, Aregbesola asked for the cooperation of all Nigerians.

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The Minister stressed that the Federal Government will continue to foster peaceful coexistence, national cohesion, and stability in its march towards actualizing the nation’s full potentials.

He, therefore, called on the masses to support the government “in its avowed determination to build a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous country, where the rights of every citizen, are protected and guaranteed, as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

The Minister advised all Muslim Nigerians to be responsible and take safety measures against the spread of the deadly virus, COVID-19, called all Nigerian citizens to observe physical and social distancing as we celebrate Eid-el-Kabir.


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