The Federal Government of Nigerian has declared Friday, June 15 and Monday, June 18 as public holidays to celebrate the 2018 Id-el Fitr. Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Dambazau made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr. M. Umar in Abuja.
He congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan and asked all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation. He stated that it was government’s desire that all Nigerians be inspired by the virtues gained during the holy month of Ramadan to live a life of sacrifice, charity, and love for one another. He encouraged all Nigerians to join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in taking the nation to greater heights.