Published On: Thu, Jun 22nd, 2017

Eld-el-fitri: FG Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holiday

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By Nuel Suji – The federal government has declared Monday and Tuesday, June 26 and 27, as Public Holiday to mark Eid-el-fitr celebration.

Similarly, the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa’ad has directed Muslims to look out for moon on Saturday for the conclusion of the Ramadan fasting.

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, in a statement urged Muslims to reflect and pray for peace, unity and progress of the nation in its march to nationhood.

Mr. Dambazau, urged all Nigerians to shun hate speeches and divisive tendencies and join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to build a peaceful, strong and united Nigeria, which guarantees fundamental freedoms, including the right of residence in any part of the country, as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The minister reaffirmed the determination of the administration to protect all lives and property of Nigerians, and added that the will of this administration should not be tested as to its capability to deploy security agencies to deal with any individual or group that may threaten the corporate existence of the nation, as well as the peaceful co-existence of the people.

 

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