The Federal Government has today declared Monday, 11th and Tuesday, 12th July, 2022, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
This was disclosed through a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the The Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore stating that the declaration was made by the minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on behalf of the Federal Government.
Aregbesola congratulated all Muslims and Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora on the occasion.
Aregbesola assured that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is “committed to the security of lives and properties of all Nigerians, empowering the citizens for successful living, the provisions of social investments programmes and adequate security in the schools.”
While wishing Muslims a happy Eid-el Kabir celebration, the minister urged Nigerians to take responsibility by reporting any suspicious individuals and criminal activities they observe around them to law enforcement agencies, with the use of N-Alerts application that has been designed to mitigate security challenges with prompt response from security agencies: as soon as you “See Something, Do N-Alerts”, most especially during this festive period.
He also enjoined Nigerians to be vigilant and observant of intruders in their communities. “We must all take responsibility for the security of lives and property as we celebrate this year’s festival”, he said.