The Federal Government has declared Friday 21st and Monday 24th of April 2023 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid el-Fitr Celebration.
The declaration was made by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on behalf of the Federal Government, according to a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior.
While he congratulates all Muslims for the successful completion of Ramadan, Minister Aregbesola says 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 people and true worshippers.
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He also called on Muslims to imbibe and practice the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).