Govt declares December 24, 25, 28 holidays

DanceThe Federal Government has declared Thursday, December 24, to mark the Muslim festival of Maulud Nabiy, December 25 to mark the Christmas Day and December 28 to mark the Boxing Day respectively.

Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), made the declaration yesterday in Abuja in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr. Bassey Akpanyung.

The minister enjoined Muslim and Christian faithful to use the unique occasions to‎ pray for the 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.

Dambazau also wished Nigerians, home and abroad, happy celebrations. Eid-Maulud is the celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) in Islam, while Christmas is celebrated by Christians to mark the birth of the Saviour, Jesus Christ.

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