The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, June 28, and Thursday, June 29, as public holidays in commemoration of Eid-el-Kabir.
The government made the declaration via a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Oluwatoyin Akinlade, on Monday, June 26.
Akinlade stated: “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.”
He, however, enjoined Muslims and all Nigerians “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-el-Kabir will bring about peace, unity, and progress in Nigeria,” the permanent secretary added.