Eid-el-Fitri celebrations: Federal Government declares Tuesday and Wednesday as public holidays
Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau
The Federal Government has declared July 5 and 6, 2016 as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Fitri Celebrations.
Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), the Minister of Interior made the
declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, on Thursday in Abuja.
He urged 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
In a statement by Bassey Akpanyung, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Interior, it said Dambazau also 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.”
The minister, while wishing Nigerians a peaceful celebration, urges
total support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s avowed determination to
bequeath to the nation an enduring political legacy, it adde