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  As part of celebrations for the Islamic Eid-El-Kabir, the federal government has declared Tuesday, July 20th, and Wednesday, July 21st, 2021, as public holidays.
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This information was made public in a statement issued by Dr Shuaib Belgore, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Interior, on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Thursday, July 15, 2021. The Nigerian government went further to congratulate Muslims in the country and the entire globe on the Eid-El-Kabir celebration and urged them to remain consistent in exemplifying the teachings of Prophet Muhammad which hinged on love, peace, kindness, and sacrifice. Also, the minister urged Muslims to use the opportunity presented by the celebration to pray for peace and security in the country.
‘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. These mainly are bandits in the North West and North Central, insurgents in the North East, kidnappers, armed robbers, ethnic agitators and sundry criminals in other parts of the country.’ Rauf Aregbesola

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Further, Aregbesola assured Nigerians of President Muhammadu Buhari’s resolve to tackle the security challenges in the country and improve the standard of living for citizens.
‘The Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the security of lives and property of every Nigerian, empowering the citizens for successful living, the provisions of social investments programmes and adequate security in the schools, especially with the spate of innocent school children being targets of kidnapping. We must all take responsibility for the containment of the pandemic during this year’s festival. Our hearts and prayers of comfort are with you. Happy Eid-el Kabir celebration. God bless Nigeria’ Aregbesola
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This article was first published on 18th July 2021


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  • A state statement on religious matters! this announcement ought have come from religious quarters, not FG but O.K

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