The Federal Government has officially announced the designation of Wednesday, June 28th, and Thursday, June 29th as public holidays in celebration of Eid-El-Kabir. This declaration was made known through a statement released by Oluwatoyin Akinlade, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior.
In the statement, it was conveyed, “The Federal Government, in recognition of the significance of Eid-el-Kabir, joyfully declares Wednesday, June 28th, and Thursday, June 29th, 2023, as Public Holidays. This heartfelt declaration extends to the Muslim Ummah both within the country and abroad.”
The government’s message further expressed optimism that the observance of this important celebration, along with the accompanying prayers and sacrifices, will foster peace, unity, and progress throughout Nigeria. The occasion of Eid-el-Kabir holds a profound meaning for Muslims worldwide, and the Federal Government hopes that its significance resonates deeply within the hearts and minds of all citizens.
By granting these public holidays, the government acknowledges the importance of religious observance and provides an opportunity for individuals and families to partake in the joyous festivities, strengthen their bonds, and engage in spiritual reflection. It is a time for Muslims to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God, signifying faith, selflessness, and devotion.
As the nation embraces the spirit of Eid-el-Kabir, the government calls upon all Nigerians to embrace one another, promote harmony, and work collectively towards the betterment of the country. May the blessings of this occasion bring prosperity, peace, and progress to Nigeria, fostering a brighter future for all its citizens.