Eid-el-Kabir: FG declares 17 and 18 June as public holidays

The federal government has declared Monday and Tuesday, 17 and 18 June, public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.


This was disclosed in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Aishetu Ndayako, on Friday in Abuja.


She noted that the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated all Muslim Ummah at home and in the Diaspora.


The Minister urged the Muslim community to embrace the values of peace, kindness, and sacrifice demonstrated by Prophet Ibrahim (Peace be upon Him). He also encouraged them to use this time to pray for national unity, prosperity, and stability.


Tunji-Ojo also urged them to use the period to pray for unity, prosperity and the country’s stability.


The minister assured that the administration of President Bola Tinubu was committed to safeguarding the lives and property of all Nigerians.


While wishing the Muslim Ummah a happy celebration, the minister advised all Nigerians to take responsibility in the resolve to hand over a prosperous Nigeria to our children.







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