The government of Nigeria has announced that Wednesday, June 28, and Thursday, June 29, 2023, will be observed as public holidays.
Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, made this announcement in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja.
The declaration of these public holidays is in recognition of the celebration of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
“In the spirit of this special occasion, during which we commemorate the great virtues of obedience, sacrifice and faith as exemplified by Prophet Ibraheem (Peace of Allah be upon him), Muslims, and indeed all Nigerians are enjoined to make sacrifices for the growth and development of our communities and our great country, Nigeria.
“We are hopeful that the prayers and sacrifices that come with this great celebration as well as the message of Eid-ei-Kabir will bring about peace, unity and progress in Nigeria”, she said.