FG declares July 5,6 as public holidays
The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, July 5, and Wednesday, July 6 2016 as public holidays to celebrate the Muslim festival, Eid-el Fitri.
The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, announced the holiday in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.
The statement was signed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Bassey Akpanyung.
The minister enjoined all Muslims and Nigerians to exhibit the spiritual benefits of Ramadan, which are love, peace and justice, in their daily living and contribute to the development of the country.
He also urged all Nigerians to use the opportunity of the spiritual rejuvenation to reflect on the significance of unity and peaceful co-existence in strengthening the bond of togetherness for a strong, virile nation.
“I wish Nigerians a peaceful celebration and urge total support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s avowed determination to bequeath to the nation an enduring political legacy,” he said.
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims after 29 or 30 days of fasting in the month of Ramadan.
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