The Eid-el- Fitri (Ramadan) Festival may be held on Tuesday as the Federal Government has declared July 5 and 6, 2016 as public holiday to mark the festival.
The Minister of Interior, retired Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau, declared the holiday on behalf of the Federal Government.
Dambazau in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, urged all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to extend the spiritual benefits of Ramadan, which are love, peace and justice, to their daily living and through this contribute to the development of the nation.
A statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Bassey Akpanyung, said Dambazau also urged Nigerians to use the opportunity of “this spiritual rejuvenation to reflect on the imperative of unity and peaceful co-existence in strengthening the bond of togetherness for a strong, virile nation”.
The minister, while wishing Nigerians a peaceful celebration, urged total support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s avowed determination to bequeath to the nation an enduring political legacy.