The Nigerian government has declared Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th August as public holidays to mark the 2019 Eid-il-Kabir celebrations.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior Georgina Ehuriah, made the announcement in a statement released on Tuesday August 6. She urged Nigerians to shun any form of disruptive tendencies and join hands with the Federal Government to build a peaceful, strong and united Nigeria so as to achieve an enviable Next Level of growth and development.
Barr. Ehuriah congratulated Muslims and also advised Nigerians at home and in diaspora “to use the period of this year’s Eid-il-Kabir celebration to embrace the virtues of love, humility, peace and sacrifice as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Pbuh)”.
“The President Muhammadu Buhari administration will protect the lives and properties of Nigerians,” she stated, adding that security agencies under the ministry had been directed to ensure “adequate security, before, during and after the Eid-Al-Kabir celebrations.”