Federal government declares 2 days public holiday for Sallah
- Nigeria's interior minister, Abdulrahman Danbazau has announced a two-day public holiday as part of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration
- Danbazau urged Nigerians to use the two days, September 1 and 4, to pray for peace in the country
- He also warned citizens peddling hate speeches to desist from it as government will now frown at such
The government of President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Friday, September 1 and Monday September 4, 2017 as holidays in celebration of the Eid-el-Kabir.
Premium Times reports that the announcement of the public holiday was made by Abdulrahman Dambazau, the interior minister.
Speaking on behalf of the government, Danbazau congratulated Muslims over the celebration.
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He also urged Nigerians to use the period to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of the country’s democracy.
The report quoted Dambazau as asking Nigerians to continue to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as it moves to build a peaceful and harmonious country that ensures the rights of citizens are protected.
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The minister also warned against hate speeches by citizens of the country saying that the government would no longer take it lightly with those found culpable.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Sultan of Sokoto and chairman of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared September 1, 2017 as Eid-el-Kabir day
This was contained in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council.
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