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Eid-el-Fitri: FG Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holiday

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The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 as public holiday to mark Eid-el-Fitri (end of Ramadan Festival).

Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd),  made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja.

‎He‎ enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration for sober reflection and to pray for peace, unity and progress of the nation in its march to nationhood.

The minister wished Nigerians a peaceful and rewarding celebration.

Dambazau urged all Nigerians to shun hate speeches and divisive tendencies. They should rather join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to build a peaceful, strong and united Nigeria.

He assured the people of a Nigeria, ‎which guarantees fundamental freedoms, including the right of residence in any part of the country, as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

‎The minister reaffirmed the determination of the Federal Government to protect all lives and property, warning hoodlums not to test the will of the administration.

The minister also said the government has the capability to deploy security agencies to deal with any individual or group that may threaten the corporate existence of the nation, as well as the peaceful co-existence of the people.

He ‎further assured Nigerians of government’s resolve to be just and fair to all.

 

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