The Federal Government has declared Monday and Tuesday as public holidays in Nigeria to mark the Eid-al Fitr celebration.
This was announced by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola in a statement by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, on Thursday.
Aregbesola who felicitated with all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast, urged the Muslim faithful to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).
The Minister also appealed to Nigerians to see themselves as a single entity and learn to tolerate one another despite ethnic and religious differences.
Aregbesola further urged Muslims to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines and health regulations as they celebrate.