The Federal Government 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.
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.
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.