The Federal Government has declared Friday, first and Monday fourth September public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, announced this on behalf of the Federal Government in Abuja.
In a statement signed by the overseeing Officer of the office of Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr. Rutai Attahiru ,the minister urged Muslim faithful and all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of the country’s democracy.
Retired Lt.-Gen Dambazau called on Nigerians to join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, in its determination to build a peaceful and harmonious country.
He assured Nigerians of safety in all parts of the country, emphasizing that security agencies had been directed to maintain peace and protect lives and property during and after the celebration.
Danbazau condemned the prevalence of hate speeches in the country and warned that the Federal Government would henceforth deal with perpetrators according to the law.
The minister wished all Nigerians a most rewarding and Happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration.