The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd August as public holidays to mark the 2018 Eid-El-Kabir celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd) made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday.

The minister enjoined Nigerians to make use of the period to embrace the virtues of love and sacrifice for the unity and development of Nigeria.

According to a statement signed by the permanent secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Mohammed Bello Umar, the minister pleaded to Nigerians both at home and abroad to support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination in ensuring a peaceful and united country.