The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday, 1st of September and Monday, 4th of September as public holidays to mark Eid-el-kabir.
Considered to be one of the most important holidays on the Islamic calendar, the Minister of Interior, retired Lt-General Abdulrahman Dambazau made the statement on behalf of the Federal Government yesterday in Abuja FCT.
In addition to making the declaration, the minister urged fellow Muslims and Nigerians in general to see the occasion as an opportunity to pray for the betterment of Nigeria. He also enjoined Nigerians to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari in fighting corruption in order to lift the nation up.
The minister assured Nigerians of safety in all parts of the country before, during and after the celebration especially as safety measures are being put in place through security agencies.
Furthermore, he mentioned that the government would continually ensure peaceful coexistence, national cohesion, maximum security and stability for Nigerians.
He concluded by wishing Muslim faithfuls and Nigerians a happy Eid-el-kabir celebration.