Abuja - The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26 as public holidays to mark the Muslim festival of eid-el-kabir.
The minister of Interior, Mr Abba Moro who made the announcement in Abuja on Monday wished Muslim and all Nigerian a happy eid-el-kabir celebration.
Moro urged muslims and all Nigerian to use the occasion to pray for peace and unity in the country.
He also urged Muslims to emulate the tenets of islam as practiced by by Prophet Mohammed.
Earlier, Sultan Saad Abubakar 111, the Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs had similarly declared October 26 Sallah day.
The Sultan in council said the declaration followed confirmation by the moon-sighting committees across the nation.