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The federal government has declared Tuesday, August 21, and Wednesday, August 22 as public holidays, to enable Muslim faithful across Nigeria to celebrate the 2018 Eid-el-Kabir.

Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on Thursday in a statement.

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Dambazau called on Nigerians to use the period to embrace the virtues of love and sacrifice for the unity and development of Africa’s most populated nation.