Ministry of Interior
FG DECLARES WEDNESDAY 12TH, THURSDAY 13TH MAY,
2021 AS PUBLIC HOLIDAYS TO MARK EIDUL-FITR
The Federal Government has declared Wednesday 12th and
Thursday 13th May, 2021 as Public Holidays to mark this
year’s Eidul-Fitr celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, while
making the declaration on behalf of the FG today in Abuja,
congratulated the Muslim faithful on this occasion and
called on all Nigerians, at home and abroad to use the
period of this year’s Eidul-Fitr celebration to pray for peace,
stability and economic transformation in the land.
Aregbesola who believes 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 (Peace Be Upon Him). He also called on all
security agencies in the country to be more courageous and
patriotic to surmount the ongoing battle against resurging
insecurity and activities of criminal elements in Nigeria.
He assured that the resolve of the President Muhammadu
Buhari-led administration to end the scourge of crime and
criminality in the country and restore peace to every nook
and cranny of Nigeria was sacrosanct.
“This administration will not be deterred in its efforts, until
every Nigerian and resident of the country, is free to move
around without fear of any threat to his/her life and
property. We are therefore putting necessary measures and
strategies in place to strengthen the stability of the country
as well as ensuring economic prosperity of our dear nation,”
The Minister wishes all Muslims a happy and peaceful Eidul-
Dr. Shuaib Belgore
10th May, 2021