Eid El-Fitr Celebration: FG Declares Monday, Tuesday as Public Holiday

To mark the 2017 Eid El-Fitr celebration, the Federal Government has declared Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 as Public Holiday.

Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja.

He‎ enjoined all Muslims and Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration for sober reflection and pray for peace, unity and progress of the nation in its march to nationhood, News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports.

He also 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.
In addition, the minister assured of a 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.
Furthermore, he said the government has the 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.
Lastly, he assured Nigerians of government’s resolve to be just and fair to all. The minister wished Nigerians a peaceful and rewarding celebration.
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