The Federal Government Of Nigeria has declared July 5 and 6, 2016 as public holiday to mark the Eid-el Fitri Celebrations.
The declaration was made on Thursday, June 30, in a statement by the Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd) in Abuja.
On behalf of the minister, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Bassey Akpanyung, issued the statement which urged “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.”
“It also urged 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.”
“The minister, while wishing Nigerians a peaceful celebration, urges total support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s avowed determination to bequeath to the nation an enduring political legacy,” it added.