Human Rights

Nigeria: Eid-Il-Fitr – FG Declares Tuesday, Wednesday Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, 5th and Wednesday, 6th July, 2016 as public holiday to mark Eid-el Fitri Celebrations.

This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mr Basse Akpayung.

The statement said the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, “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”.

He 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.

While wishing Nigerians a peaceful celebration, Dambazau urged total support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s avowed determination to bequeath to the nation an enduring political legacy.

Source: Vanguard