The Federal Government has declared Friday, 15 and Monday, 18 as public holidays to mark the 2018 Id-el Fitr
Minister of Interior, Lieutenant Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, (rtd), made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
He congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan and enjoined all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation. Dambazau in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary Dr M. B. Umar said government desired that all Nigerians be inspired by the virtues gained during the Holy Month of Ramadan to live a life of sacrifice, charity and love for one another.
The minister encouraged all Nigerians to join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in taking the nation to greater heights.
He wished all Nigerians a happy, peaceful and rewarding Id-el Fitr celebration.