Saturday, 10 September 2016

FG Declares 12th And 13th September Public Holidays

Federal government declares September 12 and 13 as public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Kabir.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared September 12 and 13 as public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Kabir festival.

This was declared by the  Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by the acting Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Muhammadu Maccido.

He enjoined all Muslims and Nigerians in general to support and join hands with the administration of  President Muhammadu Buhari in his sustained efforts to diversify the economy and progressively accelerate the pace of economic recovery.
He also said that the FG was aware of the current economic challenges the nation was facing and promised that  appropriate steps will taken to address the challenges.
The minister said that the Federal Government is working to make sure that  agriculture sector and the “Youth Empowerment Scheme”, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector are been revisited.

He also said that other areas of priority to government included the “THE CHANGE BEGINS WITH ME", a value re-orientation programme, and other social intervention programmes as well as massive capital releases.

Dambazau expressed optimism that the current economic difficulties would soon be over, urging all to continue to support the government toward building a new formidable Nigeria.

He further wished all Nigerians a happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

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