Abuja - The Federal Government has declared December 24, 25 and 28 as public holidays to mark Maulud Nabiy, Christmas Day and Boxing Day respectively.
“The Federal Government has declared Thursday, 24th December, 2015 as public holiday to mark Eid-El-Maulud celebration,” Nigeria’s Minister of Interior Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau (retired) made the declaration in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Bassey Akpanyung.
“Friday, 25th and Monday 28th December, 2015 have also been declared as public holidays to mark Christmas and Boxing Day celebration,” the statement said.
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The minister enjoined Muslim and Christian faithful to use the unique occasion to pray for the peace and unity of Nigeria.
Eid-Maulud is the celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammed in Islam, while Christmas is celebrated by Christians to mark the birth of Jesus Christ.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.