The Nigerian Government has declared Monday and Tuesday next week as public holidays to mark the Eid-al Fitr celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this in a statement by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, on Thursday.
Aregbesola felicitated with all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.
He 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).
He also also lamented the spate of ethnic conflicts that have resurfaced in some parts of Northern Nigeria in recent times.
Aregbesola appealed to Nigerians to see themselves as a single entity and learn to tolerate one another despite ethnic and religious differences.
He further urged Muslims to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines and health regulations as they celebrate.