Federal Government has declared Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th May, 2020 as public holiday to mark 2020 Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, through a statement by the Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, on Thursday.
Aregbesola felicitated with all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.
The Minister urged Muslims to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
He, however, lamented the spate of ethnic conflicts that have resurfaced in some parts of Northern Nigeria in recent times.
Aregbesola appealed to Nigerians to see one another as a single entity and be tolerant despite ethnic and religious differences.
The Minister further urged Muslims to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines and health regulations as they celebrate.
Aregbesola, also called on the general public to take responsibility against the spread of COVID-19 by observing physical and social distancing, personal hygiene as well as other regulations issued by relevant authorities.