The Nigerian Federal Government has declared Friday, 1 September and Monday 4 September as public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau announced this on behalf of the Federal Government on Monday in Abuja.
Dr. Rufai Attahiru, overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary in the ministry signed the statement.
The minister advised Muslim trustworthy and all Nigerians to use the holiday to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the balance of the country’s democracy.
Dambazau called on Nigerians to be a part of hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, in its willpower to construct a peaceful and harmonious country.
He guaranteed Nigerians of security in all components of the country, emphasizing that safety organizations had been directed to preserve peace and defend lives and property all through and after the celebration.
He also condemned in strong terms, hate speeches and warned that the Federal Government would henceforth deal with perpetrators by the Constitution.
He emphasized that the Nigerian Federal Government would continue to foster peaceful coexistence, countrywide cohesion, and balance in its march towards actualizing the full potential of Nigeria.
He wished all Nigerians a most profitable and Happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration.