The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 25 and Tuesday, May 26, as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Fitri celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement in a statement by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, on Thursday.
Aregbesola expressed concern over the spate of ethnic conflicts that has resurfaced in some northern parts of the country 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 administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was fully committed to battling COVID-19, advising Nigerians to take responsibility against the spread of the virus.
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).”