The federal government has declared Thursday and Friday, July 30 and 31, 2020 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
This was disclosed yesterday in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Minister of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah.
This is coming as the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has advised dignitaries and VIPs to ensure compliance with the airports’ protocols for their safety and that of other passengers during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, while making the declaration of public holidays on behalf of the federal government, congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians – both at home and abroad – on the occasion.
“He called on the 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 said. (ThisDay)