Nigeria’s Minister of Interior and former governor of Osun State, Mr Rauf Aregbesola
To allow Muslim faithful in Nigeria to celebrate this year’s Aid el Fitr celeberation, the Federal Government has declared Wednesday and Thursday as Public Holidays.
Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, in a statement made available to the media stated that the Minister of Interior and former governor of Osun State, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, while making the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion and called on all Nigerians, at home and abroad to use the period to pray for peace, stability and economic transformation of Nigeria.
Aregbesola, who believed that development cannot thrive in a rancorous atmosphere, urged all Nigerians to be law-abiding and embrace the spirit of love, self-discipline, kindness, and tolerance, as taught by the Holy Prophet Mohammed.
He also called on all security agencies in the country to be more courageous and patriotic to surmount the ongoing fight against resurging insecurity and activities of criminal elements in Nigeria.