The Federal Government has declared Monday and Tuesday as public holidays to mark Eld-l-Fitri Celebration.
Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior made this declaration in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
In a statement signed by Mohammed Manga, the Director of press of the ministry, Aregbesola congratulated all Muslim faithful for successful completion of the Ramadan fast.
The Minister called on Muslim faithful to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighbourliness as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).
The Minister however expressed his concern about the spate of ethnic conflicts that has resurfaced in some parts of Northern Nigeria in recent times.
He advised Nigerians to see themselves as a single entity and learn to tolerate one another despite their ethnic and religious differences.
Aregbesola further assured Nigerians that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was fully committed to battling COVID-19.
While commending the security agencies for the successes so far recorded in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East, he advised Nigerians to take responsibility against the spread of the COVID-19 by adhering strictly to the guidelines and regulations.