FG declares Friday, Monday as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Kabir celebration

Abdulrahaman Dambazau

The Federal Government has declared Friday, September 1 and Monday, September 4, 2017 as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Kabir celebration.Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazzau (rtd), who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, urged Muslims and all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the country’s democracy.

In a statement yesterday, the minister further urged all Nigerians to join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in its avowed determination to build a peaceful and harmonious country where the rights of every citizen are protected and guaranteed as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Dambazzau, who assured citizens of their safety in all parts of the country, said that security agencies had been directed to maintain peace and protect lives and property.

He condemned in strong terms the prevalence of hate-speeches in the country and warned that the government would henceforth deal with perpetrators according to the law.

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