The Federal Government has declared Friday, September 1 and Monday 4, 2017 as public holidays to mark the Id-el-Kabir celebration.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement.
The minister assured Nigerians of their safety in all parts of the country, emphasising that security agencies had been directed to maintain the peace and protect lives and property.
Dambazau congratulated the Muslim faithful and urged all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of the country’s democracy.
Dambazau wished all Nigerians a rewarding and happy celebration.