The Federal Government has declared Tuesday and Wednesday (July 5 and 6, 2016) next week as public holidays to mark Eid-el Fitri Celebrations.
The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) disclosed this in Abuja, Thursday.
He made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.
He tasked all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to extend the spiritual benefits of Ramadan, which are love, peace and justice to their daily living and through this contribute to the development of the nation.
A statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Bassey Akpanyung said Dambazau also urged Nigerians to use the opportunity of “this spiritual rejuvenation to reflect on the imperative of unity and peaceful co-existence in strengthening the bond of togetherness for a strong, virile nation.”
The Minister wished Nigerians a peaceful celebration, as he urged all to give total support to President Muhammadu Buhari led administration.