FG declares October 15th & 16th as Public Holidays to mark Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) celebration

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Tuesday, 15th and Wednesday, 16th October, 2013 as Public holidays to mark Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Fatima Bamidele.

He congratulated the Muslim faithfuls and enjoined them and all other Nigerians to join hands with the President of the country, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan in his sustained efforts to raise Nigeria to the next level of development.

Moro further urged all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace and unity across the nation while also wishing all Nigerians a most rewarding and peaceful celebration.