The Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari has declared two days public holidays.
FG declared Monday and Tuesday as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Fitri Celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, announced this on behalf of the Federal Government in Abuja on Thursday.
In a statement issued by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, Aregbesola called on Muslims to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighbourliness as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).
The Minister who expressed his concern about the sudden ethnic conflicts that has recently resurfaced in some parts of Northern Nigeria, advised Nigerians to see themselves as a single entity and learn to tolerate one another despite their ethnic and religious differences.