By James, Michael Igiri
ABUJA- The federal government, on Monday declared Friday (September 1) and Monday (September 4), as public holidays for this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), made the declaration in a
statement issued the Director overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Dr Rufa’i
The Minister, congratulated Muslims and urged all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for
peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of democracy in the country.
While he assured the safety of Nigerians in all parts of the country, and reiterated that
security agencies have been directed to maintain the peace and protect lives and property.
Gen. Danazau (rtd), admonished everyone to join hands with the President Muhammadu
Buhari led administration in its determination to build a peaceful and harmonious country,
“where the rights of every citizen are protected and guaranteed.”
He berated the prevalence of hate speeches in the country and warned that the government
would, “henceforth deal with perpetrators according to the law”, while maintaining that the
government would also continue to foster peaceful coexistence, national cohesion and
stability in its march towards actualizing the full potential of Nigeria”.
Dambazau, in the statement, wished all Nigerians a rewarding happy Eid-el- Kabir