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FG Declares May 25th And 26th As Public Holidays To Mark Eid Al-Fitr

The Federal 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, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.

Aregbesola who called on them to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighborliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).

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Ogbeni Aregbesola further 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.

The Minister also advised Nigerians to take responsibility against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and also stay safe by observing social distancing, basic hygiene, as well as other regulation as issued by relevant authorities.

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”.

Ogbeni Aregbesola wished all Muslims a happy Eid al-Fitr Celebration.

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