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Eid-el-Kabir: FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays

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Friday September 1 and Monday September 4, 2017 have been declared public holidays by the Federal Government in commemoration of the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

This was contained in a statement released on Monday, August 28, by Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau on behalf of the FG.

The minister congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians, urging them to use the occasion to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of Nigeria.

Dambazau also urged citizens to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, in its avowed determination to build a peaceful and harmonious country, “where the rights of every citizen are protected and guaranteed, as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

The Minister assured Nigerians of security and safety in all parts of the country, emphasizing that security agencies have been directed to maintain peace and protect lives and property.

He condemned in strong terms the prevalence of hate speeches in the country and warned that the government would henceforth deal with perpetrators according to the law.

The minister stated that the government would continue to foster peaceful coexistence, national cohesion and stability in its march towards actualizing the full potential of Nigeria.

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