The Federal Government has declared Wednesday and Thursday respectively as public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Fitri celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government.
This was contained in a press statement by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, on Monday.
Aregbesola felicitated with all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.
Aregbesola urge Muslim faithfuls to pray for peace, stability and economic transformation in the land.
The Minister urged the Muslim faithful to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).
He also called on all 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 Nigeria.
He assured that 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 was sacrosanct.
“This 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,” he emphasised.
The Minister wishes all Muslims a happy and peaceful Eidul-Fitr celebration.