Wednesday 23 December 2015

Federal Government declares December 24, 25 and 28 as Public Holidays

Nigerian Government
The federal government has declared December 24, 25 and 28 public holidays to mark Maulud Nabiy, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, respectively.

The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), made the declaration yesterday in Abuja in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr. Bassey Akpanyung.
“The federal government has declared December 24, 2015 as public holiday to mark Eid-el-Maulud celebration.
“December 25 and 28 have also been declared as public holidays to mark Christmas and Boxing Day celebration,” the statement said.
The minister enjoined Muslim and Christian faithful to use the unique occasion to pray for peace and unity of Nigeria.

He also advised Nigerians to cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari in his efforts to build a peaceful, united and virile nation.

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