The Federal Government has declared Wednesday June 28 and Thursday June 29, 2023 as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The government said it was hopeful that the prayers and sacrifices that come with the great celebration of Eid-ei-Kabir would bring about peace, unity and progress in Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade on Monday.
The statement reads: “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.
“Happy Eid-el-Kabir to all Nigerians!”