The federal government of Nigeria has declared Monday, July 11th and Tuesday, July 12th, 2022, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
This was made known in a statement endorsed by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, in his congratulatory message to all Muslims and Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora.
Aregbesola, in the statement, charged Muslims in the country to continue to imbibe the spirit of love, peace, kindness and sacrifice, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad and to also use the period to pray for the unity, prosperity, stability and peace of the country especially now that the country is facing security challenges.
He further urged Nigerians to report any suspicious individuals or groups and criminal activities they observe around them to law enforcement agencies with the use of the N-Alerts application that has been designed to mitigate security challenges with a prompt response from security agencies.
The Minister also enjoined all Nigerians to be very vigilant and observant of any intruders and strange faces in their communities, adding that as soon as they see something, they should do the N- Alerts, especially during the festivities.
He assured Nigerians that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the security of lives and properties of all Nigerians including the empowering of the citizens for successful living.
He listed the provisions of social investments programmes and adequate security in the schools as some of the steps already taken in that regard.