Id-el-Fitr: FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays

By 02:14 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 Comments


The Federal Government has declared Friday, July 17 and

Monday, July 20, 2015 as public holidays to the mark the

end of Ramadan, known as Eid-El-Fitri.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Abubakar

Magaji, who made the declaration on Tuesday in Abuja,

enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to

extend the spiritual benefits of Ramadan, which include

love, peace and sacrifice for the development of the nation.

He also urged Nigerians to support the administration of

President Muhammadu Buhari “in its determination and

sustained efforts towards building a peaceful, united and

virile nation.”

Magaji further urged all Nigerians, both at home and

abroad, to use the occasion to pray for peace and unity

across the nation.

The Permanent Secretary wished Nigerians a happy and

joyous celebration.


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