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Eid al-Fitr: Nigerian govt declares Friday, Monday public holidays

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It is going to be a long weekend, as the Federal Government has declared Friday, April 21 and Monday, April 24 as public holidays.

This is to mark this year’s Eid-al-Fitr celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, announced this on behalf of the government.

In a statement signed by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr Shuaib Belgore, Aregbesola congratulated Muslims for completing the holy month of Ramadan.

He urged them to imbibe the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).

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