Eid-el fitr: FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays

Eid-el fitr: FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays
June 11 21:44 2018 Print This Article

By Nasir Kura

The Federal Government has declared Friday June 15, and Monday June 18 as public holidays to celebrate this year’s Eid- El Fitr.

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on Monday in Abuja.

According to a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, M. Umar, the minister congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan fast and urged all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation.

Dambazau said it was government’s desire 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.

He encouraged all Nigerians to join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in taking the nation to greater heights.

The minister wished all Nigerians “a happy, peaceful and rewarding Eid -El Fitr celebration.”