The Federal Government on Tuesday in Abuja declared Monday August 12 and Tuesday, 13 as public holidays to mark the 2019 Eid-el-Kabir.
The observance of the Eid-el-Kabir prayers will be on Sunday 11 August.
Director of Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Mohammed Manga, in a statement, said the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs. Georgina Ehuriah, made the declaration.
Ehuriah congratulated all Muslim faithful on the celebration and called on 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 all forms 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 security agencies under the ministry had 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-el-Kabir.