The federal government of Nigeria has declared Friday June 15, and Monday June 18 as public holidays to celebrate the 2018 Moslem Eid- El Fitr.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Monday in Abuja on behalf of the federal government in a statement issued by M. Umar the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry.
He had while congratulating the Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast, enjoined all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation.
According to Mr Dambazau in the statement it was government’s desire to see Nigerians get inspired by the virtues gained during the Holy Month of Ramadan to live a life of sacrifice, charity and love for one another.
The Minister also encouraged all Nigerians to join hands with the present government led by President Muhammadu Buhari in taking the nation to greater heights.
He went on wishing all Nigerians a happy, peaceful and rewarding Eid -El Fitr celebration.