FG Declares 30th and 31st July as Public Holiday
The general public is hereby notified that the Federal Government has declared 30th and 31st July, 2020 as public holiday. The public holiday is to mark this year's Eid-el-Kabir sallah celebrations.
This declaration was made by The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola,on behalf of the federal government, according to a statement signed by the ministry's permanent secretary, Georgina Ehuriah, on Tuesday, July 28.
It was stated in the declaration that, "He called on the Muslims to continue to assimilate the spirit of peace, love, sacrifice, and kindness as exemplified by the holy prophet Muhammed (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 called on all Nigerians to join hands with the administration of President Buhari, in its declared determination to build a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous country, where the rights of citizens are protected and guaranteed, as expressed in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Finally, Mr. Aregbesola advised all Nigerians to take responsibility against the spread of the coronavirus and also to stay safe by observing physical and social distancing, personal and respiratory hygiene, as well as other regulations issued by relevant authorities.