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Eid-el-Fitr: FG Declares Tuesday, and Wednesday As Public Holidays



To mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr festival, the federal government has declared Tuesday and Wednesday as official public holidays.

The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, announced public holidays to celebrate the Muslim citizens.

Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Fitr after fasting for 29-30 days during Ramadan.

The minister expressed gratitude to all Muslims in the nation for successfully finishing the fast during the month-long holiday of Ramadan.

He called on faithful to imbibe and practice the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, good neighbourliness, and compassion as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).

“The Minister wishes all Muslim Ummah a happy Eid-el-Fitr celebration and prays that the peace, blessings and favour of Allah be with everyone and our Great Nation,” the statement reads.

Tunji-Ojo urged Nigerians to continue in the spirit of unity to improve and achieve peace and oneness in the country.