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Eid al-Fitr: FG declares April 21 and 24 public holidays



Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior public holiday Ministry of Interior Expatriate Quotas public holidays Eid-el Kabir

The Nigerian government has declared Friday 21st and Monday 24th of April 2023, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid al-Fitr celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the public holidays declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.

He congratulated all Muslims for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan.

Aregbesola called on all Muslims to imbibe and practice the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice, and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) during the public holidays.

“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 person and true worshipper,” the minister advises all Muslims.


Aregbesola assured that President Muhammadu Buhari is fully committed to a peaceful transition of government following successful elections. He assured of the government’s commitment to the provision of security for the life and property of every citizen and foreigner in the country.

The Minister commended all security agencies for the successes recorded in the fight against criminals across the country.

He urges Nigerians to be part of the nation’s security architecture by being vigilant and report suspicious individuals and activities to law enforcement agencies nearest to them, noting that security is everybody’s responsibility. He admonishes Nigerians also to report suspicious activities and persons to the N-Alert application.

Aregbesola wishes all Muslims a happy Eid al-Fitr celebration and prays that the peace, blessings and favour of Allah be with you all. Ameen.

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