The federal government has declared Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4 and 5 as public holidays to mark the Muslim Eid-Fidri celebration.
Georgina Ehuriah, the permanent secretary ministry of Interior made the declaration on behalf of the Federal government in a statement signed by the ministry’s Director, press and Republic relations, Mr. Mohammed Manga on Friday in Abuja.
Georgina Ehuriah congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan fast and enjoyed all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the unity, peace, prosperity and stability of the nation. She advises Nigerians to shun hate speeches and advises divisive tendencies and that they should join hands with the administration of president Mohammodu Buhari to build a peaceful, united and strong Nigeria so as to achieve the next level of socio-economic development. Ehuriah reaffirmed the determination of the federal government to protect lives and properties of Nigerians.
She said that security agencies under the ministry have been directed to provide adequate security before, during and after the Eid-Fitri celebration.
The permanent secretary restated the government desire for all Nigerians to be inspired by the virtues gained during the Holy Month of Ramadan and to live a life of sacrifice, charity and love for one another. She wishes all Nigerians a happy, peaceful and rewarding Eid-fitri celebration.