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FG declares June 17, 18 public holidays for Eid-El-Kabir



Eid-El-Kabir celebration: June 17-18 declared public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 17, and Tuesday, June 18, 2024, as public holidays to celebrate this year’s Eid-El-Kabir.

The announcement was made by the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja.

The Minister extended congratulations to the Muslim community both in Nigeria and abroad on this special occasion.

Tunji-Ojo urged Muslims to embrace the values of peace, kindness, and sacrifice, as demonstrated by Prophet Ibrahim (Peace be upon Him).

He also called on citizens to use this period to pray for the unity, prosperity, and stability of the nation.

“The Minister assured that the Administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR is committed to safeguarding the lives and property of all Nigerians.

“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 our children,” the statement added.

TopNaija earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu will mark the celebration in Lagos.

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