The Federal Government has declared Friday, January 2, as public holiday to mark the 2015 Eid Maloud.
Abba Moro, Minister of Interior made the announcement on Tuesday on behalf of the government.
According to a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Magaji Abubakar, the minister enjoined Muslim faithful and indeed all Nigerians to pray for peace and unity of the country.
Moro further urged all Nigerians to engage in violent-free ahead of the 2015 general elections.
He also called on them to support the President Goodluck Jonathan’s transformation agenda to move the nation to the next level.
The minister also wishes all Muslim faithful and Nigerians a very peaceful celebration.