The Nigerian Government has declared Wednesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 29, 2023, as public holidays for the celebration of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
The government in declaring the public holidays in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade, felicitated with the Muslim Ummah at home and in the diaspora on the occasion of the celebration.
The statement reads: “In the spirit of this special occasion, during which we commemorate the great virtues of obedience, sacrifice and faith as exemplified by Prophet Ibraheem (Peace of Allah be upon him), Muslims, and indeed all Nigerians are enjoined to make sacrifices for the growth and development of our communities and our great country, Nigeria.
“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.
“Happy Eid-el-Kabir to all Nigerians!”