The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 21, 2023 and Monday, 24th of April as public holidays to mark the end of the Ramadan and celebrate Eid-El-Fitri.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, according to a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Dr Shuaib Belgore, obtained on Wednesday.
He congratulated all Muslims for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan.
Aregbesola called on all Muslims to imbibe and practice the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).
“The self-restraint, self-denial, sacrifice and deep spiritual consciousness that accompanied the fasting period should not end but be maintained and improved upon, in order to be a better person and true worshipper,” the minister advised all Muslims.
Aregbesola wished all Muslims a happy Eid el-Fitr celebration and prayed “that the peace, blessings and favour of Allah be with you all.”