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        The minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (Rtd.) made the announcement on Thursday in Abuja.


The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 26, 2017, and Tuesday, June 27, 2017, as public holidays.

According to Punch, this is to enable Muslims mark Eid-el-Fitr.

The minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (Rtd.) made the announcement on Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Abuja.

Dambazau also warned Nigerians to desist from promoting hate speeches, adding that every citizen has the right to live anywhere in the country.

The minister of Interior said the Federal Government has the capability to deploy security forces to quash any form of violence.

Dambazau also called on Muslims to use the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations to pray for the peace and unity of Nigeria.

The minister urged Nigerians to join the Buhari-led administration to build the country.