The Federal Government has declared as public holiday, Tuesday, August 12 and 13, 2019 in respect of Eid-el-Kabir.
This contained in a statement issued onTuesday in Abuja Mr. Mohammed Manga, Director of Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Interior, revealing that the observance of the Eid-el-Kabir prayers would be on Sunday 11 August.
Ehuriah congratulated the Muslim faithful and called on all Nigerians to use the period of this year’s celebration to embrace the virtues of love, humility, peace and sacrifice as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Pbuh).
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.
Ehuriah reaffirmed the determination of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians.
She said that security agencies under the Ministry have been directed to ensure the provision of adequate security, before, during and after the celebrations.
The Permanent Secretary restated government’s desire for all Nigerians to live a life of sacrifice, charity and love for one another.
She wished Nigerians a happy, peaceful and fulfilling Eid-Al-Kabir.