The Government of the federal republic of Nigeria has declared Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31, 2020, as public holidays, to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration

A statement signed by the permanent secretary ministry of interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, says the minister congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians both at home and abroad on the occasion.

He called on the 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, especially as the world continues to witness global health challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The statement put further that the minister of interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola said president Buhari was fully committed to battling the scourge with the cooperation of all Nigerians

Meanwhile, Lagos and Oyo state police command has assured members of their respective states on adequate security during the Eid-Kabir celebrations.

In a separate statement made available to urban express News online, it stated the commissioners of police in Lagos and Oyo wishes to state that adequate security measures have been emplaced for the good people of Lagos and Oyo states ahead of this year’s Sallah celebrations (Eid-El-Kabir).

“All Area commanders and Divisional Heads are to ensure twenty four-hour security of their areas of responsibility and immediately commence aggressive stop and search patrols, purposeful vehicular patrol and robust intelligence network to ensure the security of lives and property before during and after the festive period”.

All inhabitants are implored to be security conscious, watch out for strangers and hoodlums who are out to cause mayhem and disturb the peace equilibrium being enjoyed by the good citizens of the states.

The statement put further, that rules to prevent and curtail the spread of COVID-19 those respective states shall be sustained in its collective efforts to enforce and ensure total obedience, adding that all citizens are expected to take responsibility against the spread of COVID-19 while physical distancing must be maintained  at all levels with personal and respiratory hygiene as well as other regulations issued by all relevant authorities such as eschewing public gathering and organising street carnivals.

In a time of distress, Sp Fadeyi said Oyo inhabitants could reach the police emergency personnel in its hotlines with useful information through its control room contact -080 81768614,07055495413.

The commissioners of police in those respective states therefore warns all criminally minded individuals or group who are bent on causing mayhem to stay clear from Oyo state while advising every celebrant to be conscious of their security and environment, suspicious parcel and movement from criminal elements as they are to also assist the police  with credible information.  

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