The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Aug. 8 and Aug. 9 public holidays to mark the 2013 Eid-el-Fitri celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro made this declaration on behalf of the FGN. In the statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs Fatima Bamidele, Muslim faithful were urged to use the spiritual benefits of Ramadan to contribute to the development of the nation.
The statement also urged Nigerians to exploit the spiritual benefits of love, joy and peace in their daily living and to use the opportunity of the holidays to reflect on the imperative of peace in nation building.
It wished all Nigerians a rewarding and peaceful celebration.