The Federal Government has declared Monday, Aug. 20, and
Tuesday, Aug. 21 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitri or
This is contained in a statement signed by Mrs Anastasia Nwaobia, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior.
The statement said the Minister of Interior, Mr Abba Moro, who made
the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, urged Nigerians to
emulate the exemplary attributes of Islam which are “love, tolerance
and peaceful co-existence amongst the people’’.