The Federal Government has declared Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31, 2020 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
This is coming as the Kano state sector of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it has deployed 1,354 personnel for effective checks on the road.
A statement on Tuesday signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah said the- “Federal Government Declares 30 and 31 July, 2020 Public Holidays To Mark Eid-el-Kabir Celebration,” adding that the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, while making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians both at home and abroad on the occasion.
“He called 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 especially as the world is witnessing global health challenges caused by Covid-19 pandemic,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, in an effort towards ensuring a hitch-free 2020 Eid-el-Kabir celebration, the Kano State Command of the FRSC has deployed 1,354 personnel comprising 741 regular and 613 Special Marshals for the Sallah special Operations.
The personnel are engaged in ensuring safe and smooth vehicular traffic flow as well as giving prompt attention to Road traffic crash victims within the period. 16 Patrol vehicles, 3 Ambulances and 1 heavy duty truck as well as other operational equipment were deployed to facilitate effective operations.
The Sector Commander, Corps Commander Zubairu Mato, called on prospective passengers, and other Motor Park workers to support and comply with the guidelines particularly on the use of hand sanitizers before boarding, use of face masks and ensuring social distancing while on board. So that the spread of the Covid 19 can be minimized while on inter State travels.