Friday, September 1 and Monday, September 4, 2017 has been declared as public holidays by the Federal Government of Nigeria to mark Eid el Kabir celebrations.
The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau made the announcement on Monday in a statement signed by the Director in Charge of the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Dr Rufa’i Attahiru.
The minister congratulated all Nigerians, urging them to use the occasion to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of the country’s democracy.
Dambazau further urged all Nigerians to join hands with the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari in its avowed determination to build a peaceful and harmonious country, “where the rights of every citizen are protected and guaranteed, as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
The Minister assured citizens of their safety in all parts of the country, emphasizing that security agencies have been directed to maintain peace and protect lives and property.