The Federal Government on Friday declared Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5, as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Fitri.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by Mr Mohammed Manga, Director Press & Public Relations, of the ministry, on Friday.
Congratulating Muslims on a successful completion of Ramadan, Ehuriah enjoined all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation.
She said that security agencies under the Ministry have been directed to provide adequate security before, during and after the Eid-Fitri Celebration.
The Permanent Secretary restated government’s desire for all Nigerians to be inspired by the virtues gained during the Holy Month of Ramadan to live a life of sacrifice, charity and love for one another.