By Dele Ogbodo in Abuja
The Federal Government on Wednesday declared next week Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th September, as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Kabir Celebration.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Mr. Muhamadu Maccido on behalf of the Minister, Lt Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau.
The minister enjoins all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to support, co-operate and join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari in his sustained efforts to diversify the economy and progressively accelerate the pace of economic recovery.
He assured that government is aware of the present economic challenges the nation is facing, following the downturn in oil prices, stressing that appropriate steps are being taken to address them, especially through revitalizing the agricultural sector.