Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Eid el Kabir: Nigeria Declares Friday, Monday As Public Holidays

The  Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday, 1st and Monday 4th September, 2017 as Public Holidays to mark Eid-il-Kabir celebration.

This was contained in a statement issued Monday in Abuja and signed by Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary DOOPS, Dr Rufa’i Kawu Attahiru.

In the statement, Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians, urging them to use the occasion to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of the country’s democracy.

“Gen. Dambazau further urged all Nigerians to join hands with the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari in its avowed determination to build a peaceful and harmonious country, where the rights of every citizen, are protected and guaranteed, as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Minister assured citizens of their safety in all parts of the country, emphasizing that security agencies have been directed to maintain the peace and protect lives and property.



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