The Nigerian Government has declared Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May, 2020 as Public Holidays to mark this year’s Eid al-Fitr Celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this in a statement by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, on Thursday.
Aregbesola felicitated with all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.
The minister urged Muslim brethren to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighborliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him), also expressed his concern about the spate of ethnic conflicts that has resurfaced in some parts of Northern Nigeria in recent times.
Ogbeni Aregbesola assured Nigerians that the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is fully committed to battling the scourge of COVID-19 with the cooperation of all Nigerians.
As part of his admonition to Muslims on the celebration of Eid al-Fitr and his emphasis on individual responsibility for adherence to the COVID-19 guidelines and regulations, the Minister reminded them to always obey constituted authorities as stated in the Glorious Qu’ran 4:59 where Allah says: “O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you. If ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger, if ye do believe in Allah and the Last Day: That is best, and most suitable for final determination”.