The Federal Government has declared Monday August 20th and Tuesday the 21st as public holidays to commemorate the 2012 Eid-el-fitr  Sallah celebrations.

A press statement by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Ms Nwaobia Daniel, made the announcement.

The Minister of Interior, Mr Abba Moro, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government  urged Nigerians to emulate the exemplary attributes of Islam which comprises love, tolerance  and peaceful co-existence amongst Nigerians.

He further urged Nigerians irrespective of their faith or religion to use the occasion for sober reflection and pray for the peace, unity and progress of the nation.