FG declares Friday, Monday as public holidays to celebrate Sallah. The government of Nigeria has declared Friday 1st of September and Monday 4th of September as public holiday to celebrate this year Sallah. The Sallah celebration will hold on Sunday 3rd.
The public holiday is declared by the Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau on behalf of the government on Monday in ABUJA.
FG declares Friday, Monday as public holidays to celebrate Sallah
Dambazau congratulated Muslims and urged all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of democracy.
He admonished the citizens to join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari “in its avowed determination to build a peaceful and harmonious country, where the rights of every citizen are protected and guaranteed,” as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The minister assured Nigerians of their safety in all parts of the country, emphasising that security agencies have been directed to maintain the peace and protect lives and property.