Muslims in Nigeria celebrate Eid – El – Fitr.

Written by on May 2, 2022

Muslims in Nigeria on Monday joined their counterparts around the world to mark the Eid-El-Fitr – signalling the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Eid-El-Fitr means festival of breaking the fast and celebrations would normally begin, depending on the sighting of the moon and this year’s celebration coincides with the commemoration of the annual International Workers’ Day.

It would be recalled that the Nigerian government declared Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd as public holidays to celebrate Workers’ Day and Eid-El-Fitr.

While declaring the public holidays on behalf of the Federal Government, the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, congratulated all Muslims across the country for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan.

He, however, called on Muslim faithfuls 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).

Kevin Madu

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