Eid-el-Kabir: FG declares Monday 17, Tuesday 18, public holidays


The federal government has declared Monday 17, and Tuesday 18 June, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Adha (Sallah) celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo made the declaration on Friday, June 14, on behalf of the federal government.

Tunji-Ojo congratulated all Muslim Ummah both at home and in the Diaspora on this occasion.

He called on the Muslim Ummah to continue to imbibe the spirit of peace, kindness and sacrifice, as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim (Peace be upon Him) and to also use the period to pray for unity, prosperity and the stability of our country.

The Minister, in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Aishetu Ndayako, assured that the Administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was committed to safeguarding the lives and property of all Nigerians.

While wishing the Muslim Ummah a happy Eid-ul- Adha 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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