The Federal Government of Nigeria has set Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May, 2020 as public holidays for theis year;s celebration of Eid-ul-fitr.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, while congratulating all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.
The Minister urged on all Muslims to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighbourliness as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
Expressing his concerns about the spate of ethnic conflicts in some parts of Northern Nigeria, Aregbesola advised Nigerians to see themselves as a single entity who must learn to tolerate one another despite their ethnic and religious differences.
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.