The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, July 5 and Wednesday, July 6, this year, as public holiday to mark Eid-el Fitri celebrations.
The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) said this on behalf of the Federal Government, on Thursday, in Abuja.
He urged 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.
The statement, which was signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Bassey Akpanyung, quoted Dambazau as urging 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, while wishing Nigerians a peaceful celebration, called for total support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s avowed determination to bequeath to the nation an enduring political legacy.