Sallah: FG Declares June 28, 29 As Public Holidays

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The federal government has officially declared Wednesday and Thursday as public holidays to commemorate this year’s Eid al-Kabir celebration.

Sallah: FG Declares June 28, 29 As Public Holidays
President Bola Tinubu

The announcement was made by Oluwatoyin Akinlade, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, in a statement released on Monday.

In the statement, Akinlade urged Muslims and all Nigerians to reflect on the significance of the occasion and make sacrifices for the growth and development of their communities and the nation as a whole.

“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 reads.

“In the spirit of this special occasion, during which we commemorate the great virtues of obedience, sacrifice, and faith as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim (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”

The permanent secretary added that “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”.

Meanwhile, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, has declared June 28th as the official day for the observance of Eid el-Kabir. This announcement aligns with the federal government’s decision and ensures a unified celebration across the country.

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