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Federal Government declares Public Holidays to mark Eidul-Fitr celebration in Nigeria

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H.E. Muhammadu Buhari

By Audrey Lotechulwu

MON 10 MAY, 2021-theGBJournal- The Nigerian Government has declared Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th May, 2021 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eidul-Fitr celebration.

Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, while making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government today in Abuja, congratulated the Muslim faithful on this occasion and called on all Nigerians, at home and abroad to use the period of this year’s Eidul-Fitr celebration to pray for peace, stability and economic transformation in the land.

‘’Development cannot thrive in a rancorous atmosphere,’’ the Minister said, while urging Nigerians to be law-abiding and embrace the spirit of love, self discipline, kindness and tolerance, as taught by the Holy Prophet Mohammed.

He also called on security agencies in the country to be more courageous and patriotic to surmount the ongoing battle against resurging insecurity and activities of criminal elements in the country.

‘’The resolve of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to end the scourge of crime and criminality in the country and restore peace to every nook and cranny of Nigeria is sacrosanct,’’ the Minister assured.

According to him, ‘’the administration will not be deterred in its efforts, until every Nigerian and resident of the country, is free to move around without fear of any threat to his/her life and property. We are therefore putting necessary measures and strategies in place to strengthen the stability of the country as well as ensuring economic prosperity of our dear nation.’’

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