FG declares Friday 15th and Monday 18th as Public Holiday
The Federal Government has declared Friday, June 15 and Monday, June 18 as public holiday to celebrate the 2018 Id-el Fitr. Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement released by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr. M. Umar in Abuja on Monday.
He congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan fast and enjoined all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation.
The minister stated that it was government’s desire that “all Nigerians be inspired by the virtues gained during the holy month of Ramadan to live a life of sacrifice, charity and love for one another.” He encouraged all Nigerians to join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in taking the nation to greater heights.