The Federal Government has announced October 15 and 16, next week Tuesday andWednesday, as public holidays. This is to enable Muslims celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festival which comes up on Tuesday, October 15.
The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement in Abuja.
The statement, signed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Fatima Bamidele, urged Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for the peace and unity of the nation.
The statement quoted the minister as congratulating Muslims on the occasion. It also urged Muslims and other Nigerians to support President Goodluck Jonathan in his sustained efforts to raise the country to its next level of development.
The minister wished Nigerians a rewarding and peaceful celebration.