The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 as Public Holidays to mark Eid-el-Fitr.
The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja.
Dambazau who urged all Nigerians to do away with hate speeches and divisive tendencies and join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to build a peaceful, strong and united Nigeria, also assured Nigerians fundamental freedom, which includes the right of residence in any part of the country, as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The minister also noted that the Federal Government will do everything possible to protect all lives and property of Nigerians. He warned hoodlums not to test the will of the administration.
The minister who further assured Nigerians of government’s resolve to be just and fair to all, stated that the federal government has the capability to deploy security agencies to deal with any individual or group that may threaten the corporate existence of the nation, as well as the peaceful co-existence of the people.
He enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration for sober reflection and pray for peace, unity and progress of the nation in its march to nationhood.