Eid-il-Fitr: FG declares Tuesday, Wednesday public holidays

By Omeiza Ajayi

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, 9th and Wednesday, 10th April, 2024 as Public Holidays to mark the Islamic festival, Eid-el-Fitr.

Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government congratulated the Muslim Ummah for the successful completion of the fasting in the holy month of Ramadan.

Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr. Aishetu Gogo Ndayako who disclosed this in statement on Sunday in Abuja said the minister called on Muslims “to imbibe and practice the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, good neighbourliness, compassion as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).”

“He urged Nigerians to continue in the spirit of Unity in order to improve and achieve peace and oneness in the country.

“The Minister wishes all Muslim Ummah a happy Eid-el-Fitr celebration and prays that the peace, blessings and favour of Allah be with everyone and our Great Nation”, the statement added.

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