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FG Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holidays For Eid-El-Kabir Celebration

Valentine Chinyem

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The Federal Government has declared Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 of August, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

This was made known in a statement signed by Mohammed Manga, the Director of Press and Public Relations and released by the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah,on Tuesday.

While congratulating Muslims on the occasion, Ehuriah, called on Nigerians, at home and in the diaspora, to embrace the virtues of love, humility, peace and sacrifice as portrayed by the Holy Prophet Mohammed.

More so,  she urged Nigerians to shun any form of disruptive tendencies and join hands with the government to build a peaceful, strong and united Nigeria for the growth and development of the nation.

The permanent secretary reaffirmed the determination of the Muhammadu Buhari led administration to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians.

She added that security agencies under the Ministry have been directed to ensure the provision of adequate security, before, during and after the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

She ended by wishing all Nigerians a happy, peaceful and fulfilling celebrations.