The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, 21st and Wednesday, 22nd of August, as public holidays to mark the 2018 Eid-El-Kabir celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government enjoined Nigerians to use the period to embrace the virtues of love and sacrifice for the unity and development of the nation.
Dr. Mohammed Bello Umar, Permanent Secretary in the ministry made the statement available on Thursday in Abuja.
The minister called on Nigerians both at home and abroad to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination in ensuring a peaceful and united Nigeria.
“The Minister wishes Nigerians Happy Eid-El-Kabir celebration,” the statement said.