On Monday, The Federal Government declared next week Monday and Tuesday as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitri celebration.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Mrs. Anastasia Nwaobia.
The statement said the Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, urged Nigerians to emulate the exemplary attributes of Islam which are "love, tolerance and peaceful co-existence amongst the people."
Moro also advised Nigerians, irrespective of their religious beliefs, to use the occasion for sober reflection and pray for the peace, unity and progress of the nation "in its march to nationhood."
The Eid-el-Fitri celebration marks the end of the 30-day fasting embarked upon by Muslims on July 20.