June 15th & 18th Declared As Sallah Holiday
The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday, June 15, and Monday, June 18, as public holidays, for the Muslims to celebrate Eid- El Fitr.
Nigeria’s current Minister of the Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the announcement on Monday, June 11, in Abuja on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement issued by the permanent secretary, M Umar.
Dambazu also congratulated the Muslims faithfulness 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.
He also said that it is the 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.