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FG declares Thursday and Friday public holidays

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The Federal Government has declared Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31 as public holidays for Muslim faithfuls to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

This was made public via a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah on Tuesday.

The statement with title, ‘Federal Government Declares 30 and 31 July, 2020 Public Holidays To Mark Eid-el-Kabir Celebration’.

In the statement, the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola congratulated Muslim faithfuls on behalf of the government.

The minister said “He called on Muslims to continue to imbibe the spirit of love, peace, kindness and sacrifice, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) and to also use the period to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of the country especially as the world is witnessing global health challenges caused by Covid-19 pandemic,”.

He went on saying, “president Buhari is committed to battling the scourge with the cooperation of all Nigerians, emphasised that the government would continue to foster peaceful coexistence, national cohesion and stability in its march towards actualizing the full potentials of the country”.

Lastly, the minister advised Nigerians to take personal responsibility for their health and ensure to at all times follow the guidelines of the PTF on containing the spread of COVID-19.

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