FG declares two-day public holiday for Eid-el Kabir


The Nigerian government recently announced that the upcoming Eid-El-Kabir festivities will be celebrated with a two-day public holiday.

The declaration, made by Permanent Secretary Oluwatoyin Akinlade from the Ministry of Interior, states that Wednesday, June 28th, and Thursday, June 29th, 2023, have been officially designated as public holidays to mark the joyous occasion.

In an official statement, the Federal Government expressed warm greetings and well wishes to the Muslim Ummah both within the country and abroad. The announcement signifies the government's recognition of the significance of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration and its commitment to ensuring that citizens have ample time to partake in the festivities.

"The Federal Government has declared Wednesday June 28th and Thursday June 29th 2023 Public Holidays in commemoration of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration and heartily felicitates with the Muslim Ummah at home and in the diaspora," the statement read.

Akinlade enjoined Muslims and all Nigerians "to make sacrifices for the growth and development of our communities and our great country, Nigeria".

The permanent secretary expressed hope that the prayers and sacrifices of the season will restore the much-desired peace and unity the country desire.

"We are hopeful that the prayers and sacrifices that come with this great celebration as well as the message of Eid-ei-Kabir will bring about peace, unity and progress in Nigeria," the statement concluded.

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