Federal Government have declared Friday, 1st and Monday 4th as Public Holidays to mark Id-el-Kabir Celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, (rtd) made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, he congratulated Muslims and urged all Nigerians to use this medium to pray for unity, peace, prosperity and stability of the country’s democracy.
Dambazau further urged all Nigerians to join hands with the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari in its avowed determination to build a peaceful and 0ne Nigeria, where the rights of every citizen, are protected and guaranteed, as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. According to a statement issued on Monday by the Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary (DOOPS), Dr Rufa’i Kawu Attahiru, the Minister assured citizens of their safety in all parts of the country, emphasizing that security agencies have been directed to maintain the 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, while emphasizing that the government would continue to foster peaceful coexistence, national cohesion and stability in its march towards actualizing the full potential of the country,