By Emmanuel Adeleke
The Federal Government has declared Monday, July 11, and Tuesday 12, as public holidays to mark 2022 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday.
He congratulated all Muslims and Nigerians at home and in diaspora on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
“I call 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, considering the challenges of insecurity we face at the moment,” he said
The minister assured Nigerians that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is “committed to the security of lives and properties of all Nigerians, empowering the citizens for successful living, the provisions of social investments programmes and adequate security in the schools.”
Aregbesola urged Nigerians to report any suspicious individuals and criminal activities they observed around them to law enforcement agencies with the use of N-Alerts app that has been designed to mitigate security challenges with prompt response from security agencies.
He also enjoined all Nigerians to be vigilant and observant of intruders in their communities.
Aregbesola craved the indulgence of every Nigerians “to come together, put heads, hearts and all we have together, in order to achieve relative peace for harmonious coexistence and put an end to insecurities in Nigeria.”
The minister also assured Nigerians of government’s protection for all law-abiding citizens.