Id-El-Fitr: FG declares Friday, Monday public holiday (Read Press Release)


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The Federal Government has declared Friday, 15 and Monday, 18 as public holidays to celebrate the 2018 Id-el Fitr.

The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, (rtd), who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan and enjoined all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation.

Dambazau said government desired 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.

According to a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Umar, the minister encouraged all Nigerians to join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in taking the nation to greater heights. The Minister wished all Nigerians a happy, peaceful and rewarding Id-el Fitr celebration.

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OFFICE OF THE PERMANENT SECRETARY-MINISTRY OF INTERIOR – PRESS RELEASE – FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DECLARES FRIDAY, 15TH AND MONDAY, 18TH JUNE 2018 AS PUBLIC HOLIDAYS TO MARK ID-EL FITR

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The Federal Government has declared Friday, 15th and Monday, 18th June as public holidays to celebrate the 2018 Id-el Fitr.

The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, PhD, CFR, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan and enjoined all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation.
Gen. Dambazau stated 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.

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He encouraged all Nigerians to join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in taking the nation to greater heights.

The Minister wishes all Nigerians a happy, peaceful and rewarding Id-el Fitr celebration.

Dr M. B. Umar
Permanent Secretary

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