The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday and Tuesday – August 12 and 13 – as public holidays to mark the 2019 Eid-Al-Kabir celebrations.
The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, declared this in a statement on Tuesday on behalf of the government.
She made the declaration in a statement signed by Mohammed Manga, the Director of Press and Public Relations at the office.
Ehuriah congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion and called on all Nigerians, at home and in the diaspora, to use the period to embrace the virtues of love, humility, peace and sacrifice as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Mohammed.
She also reaffirmed the determination of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to protect the lives and properties of citizens, claiming that security agencies have been instructed to ensure the provision of adequate security, before, during and after the celebrations.
The Permanent Secretary restated the government’s desire for all citizens to live a life of sacrifice, charity, and love for one another.
She wished Nigerians a happy, peaceful and fulfilling celebrations.