Eid-el-Fitri: FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays.

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The Federal Government has declared Monday and Tuesday – May 25 and 26 , 2020 – as public holidays to mark 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 , Mohammed Mangaa, Thursday.

Aregbobesola expressed concern over the spate of ethnic conflicts that has resurfaced in some parts of Northern Nigeria in recent times .

He advised “ Nigerians to see themselves as a single entity and learn to tolerate one another despite their ethnic and religious differences” .

Aregbesola further assured Nigerians that the regime of the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd . ) , was fully committed to battling COVID- 19 .

He called on Muslim faithful “ to replicate the life of kindness , love , tolerance , peace and good neighbourliness as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad ( SAW )”.

The minister also advised Nigerians to take responsibility against the spread of the COVID- 19 .

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