The Federal Government has declared Monday and Tuesday, May 25 and 26, 2020, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitri celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government through a statement by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, on Thursday.
The minister in the statement expressed concern over the spate of ethnic conflicts in some parts of Northern Nigeria in recent times.
He however urged Nigerians to see themselves as a single entity and learn to tolerate one another despite their ethnic and religious differences.
Aregbesola called on Muslim faithful to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighbourliness as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
The minister also advised Nigerians to take responsibility against the spread of the COVID-19.