The federal government has declared Tuesday, July 5 and Wednesday, July 6 as public holiday to mark Eid-el Fitri celebrations.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Bassy Okon Akpanyung, on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), in Abuja.
The minister enjoined 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.
Dambazau, enjoined 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.
He also urged for total support for President Muhammadu Buhari, in his effort to move the nation forward.