The Nigeria Government has declared Tuesday, July 20 and Wednesday, July 21 as the public Eid ul-Adha holiday for 2021.
The statement was reported to be made by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbeshola (Minister of Interior) on behalf of the Nigeria Federal Government, he also congratulates all Muslims in the country upon the Eid ul-Adha of 2021.
“I call on Muslims to continue to imbibe the spirit of love, peace, kindness and sacrifice, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) and to also use the period to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of the country, considering the challenges of insecurity we face at the moment. These mainly are bandits in the North West and North Central, insurgents in the North East, kidnappers, armed robbers, ethnic agitators and sundry criminals in other parts of the country” Ogbeni Aregbesola stated.
Likewise, the Minister of Interior also said “ the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the security of lives and property of every Nigerian, empowering the citizens for successful living, the provisions of social investments programmes and adequate security in the schools, especially with the spate of innocent school children being targets of kidnapping”
While Ogbeni Aregbesola, was wishing the Muslims Umma for the celebration Eid ul-Adha celebration along with the Eid ul-Adha Holiday for 2021 declaration, he advised all the citizens of Nigerians to take the reporting of any suspicious individuals and any act of criminal activities to law enforcement agencies, especially during this festival.
He reminds all Nigerians especially Muslims (because of the Eid ul-Adha celebration for 2021) to observe Covid-19 protocols. For example wearing of facemasks, washing of hands and social distancing. And should keep the transmission of the disease at bay.
“We must all take responsibility for containment of the pandemic during this year’s festival,” Aregbesola said.
In conclusion, The Minister declare the Eid ul-Adha holiday 2021 and he also sympathises with the families of school children who have been kidnapped and suffered one misfortune or another.
“Our hearts and prayers of comfort are with you,” Aregbesola said after announcing the time for the Eid ul-Adha holiday for 2021.