The Federal Government has declared Friday 1st of December a public holiday.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior Engr Abubakar Magaji and made available to our correspondent on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, announced the public holiday on behalf of the Federal Government.

The Minister enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians to use the Eid-El-Maulud celebration to pray for peace, progress and unity of the nation.

He further urged all Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration towards building the nation.