Federal Government, weekend, declared Wednesday, 1 October 2014 as public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 54th Independence Anniversary.
Also declared public holidays are; Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 October 2014 to mark the Id-el-Kabir celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Com. Abba Moro, who announced the dates in a statement in Abuja, urged “Nigerians both home and abroad to build a more united and virile nation that would be the pride of all Nigerians wherever they live.”
While congratulating Muslim faithful, the minister enjoined them to support Jonathan administration in its “sustained efforts to building a peaceful, united and virile nation.”
Moro called on all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace and unity across the country