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FG declares Id-el-Fitri public holiday

By EMMAN Ovuakporie
The Federal Government has declared Monday 21 and Tuesday, 22 September, 2009 as public holidays to mark the Muslim end of Ramadan and the celebration of Id-Ed-Fitri.

In a statement issued and signed by the Assistant Director Press Mr Nelson Stephen said:
“The Honourable Minister of Interior, Dr.Shettima Mustafa who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government yesterday  congratulated Nigerians both at home and abroad for the successful completion of the Muslim fasting.

The Minister called on Nigerians to celebrate the event with sober reflection on the mercies and goodness of Allah for our great nation.

He also enjoined Nigerians to continue to pray for peace and prosperity for our nation, Nigeria.


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