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Nigeria declares Wednesday and Thursday public holiday to celebrate Eid-El-Kabir

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Nigeria has declared Wednesday, June 28, and Thursday, June 29, 2023, as public holidays to promote the Islamic Eid-El-Kabir celebrations.

A statement by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Oluwatoyin Akinlade, on Monday said, “The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, June 28th, and Thursday, June 29th, 2023, Public Holidays in commemoration of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration and heartily felicitates with the Muslim Ummah at home and in the diaspora.”

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Akinlade enjoined Muslims and all Nigerians “to make sacrifices for the growth and development of our communities and our great country, Nigeria.”

The permanent secretary expressed hope that the prayers and sacrifices of the season will restore the much-desired peace and unity that the country desires.

“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,” the statement concluded.

(omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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