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FG says October 15, 16 public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, October 15 as well as Wednesday, October 16, 2013 as public holidays.

The break is to enable Muslims celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festival which comes up on Tuesday, October 15.

Muslims worldwide had celebrated Eid-el-Fitr in August, to mark the end of the fasting and prayer (Ramadan) period.

The announcement of the holiday was contained in a declaration released on Thursday by the Ministry of Interior.

Interior Minister, Abba Moro in the statement wished Muslims as well as all Nigerians a happy Sallah celebrations.

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