Nigeria govt declares Wednesday, Thursday public holidays

The Federal Government, yesterday, declared tomorrow and the day after as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid al-Fitr celebration.

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration in Abuja, congratulated Muslim faithful on the occasion.

He urged Nigerians at home and abroad to use the period to pray for peace, stability and economic transformation in the land.

The minister stressed that development could not thrive in a rancorous atmosphere, urging citizens to be law-abiding and embrace the spirit of love, self-discipline, kindness and tolerance, as taught by Prophet Mohammed.

Aregbesola also called on security agencies to be more courageous and patriotic towards the ongoing battle against criminal elements across the federation. Theguardianng

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