The Federal Government has declared Monday, August, 12th and Tuesday, 13th, as public holidays to mark the 2019 Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, in Abuja on Tuesday, congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion.
She also called on all Nigerians, at home and in the diaspora, to use the period of this year’s Eid celebration to “embrace the virtues of love, humility, peace and sacrifice as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Mohammed.”
Ehuriah urged Nigerians to shun disruptive tendencies and to 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.”
The Permanent Secretary reiterated the determination of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to protect the lives and property of Nigerians, adding that security agencies under the Ministry had been directed to ensure adequate security, before, during and after the celebrations.
The statement said, “The Permanent Secretary restated government’s desire for all Nigerians to live a life of sacrifice, charity and love for one another. She wishes Nigerians a happy, peaceful and fulfilling Eid-Al-Kabir celebrations.”