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Monday, Tuesday are public holidays for Eid-el-Kabir celebration - FG

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The federal government has declared Monday and Tuesday public holidays for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

Aishetu Ndayako, permanent secretary in the ministry of interior, announced the public holidays in a statement released on Friday.

In the statement, Ndayako said Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, minister of interior, congratulated the Muslim faithful at home and abroad on the celebration.

She added that the minister also urged the Muslim faithful to continue demonstrating the spirit of peace, kindness, and sacrifice exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim.

He also appealed to them to continue praying for Nigeria’s peace and stability.

“The minister reiterated that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration was committed to safeguarding the lives and property of all Nigerians,” the statement reads.

“He further enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to support, cooperate, and join hands with the president in his sustained efforts to diversify the economy and progressively accelerate the pace of the nation’s economic recovery.

“While wishing the Muslim Ummah a happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration, the Minister advised all Nigerians to take responsibility in the resolve to hand over a prosperous Nigeria to the nation’s children.”

 

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