The Federal Government has declared Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31, 2020 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
This was contained in a statement on Tuesday signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah.
The statement was titled, ‘Federal Government Declares 30 and 31 July, 2020 Public Holidays To Mark Eid-el-Kabir Celebration’.
According to the statement, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, while making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians both at home and abroad on the occasion.
“He called 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 especially as the world is witnessing global health challenges caused by Covid-19 pandemic,” the statement added.