Adelani Adepegba, Abuja
The Federal Government has declared Monday, August, 12th and Tuesday, 13th, as public holidays to mark the 2019 Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, in Abuja on Tuesday, congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion.
The Permanent Secretary reiterated the determination of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to protect the lives and property of Nigerians, adding that security agencies under the Ministry had been directed to ensure adequate security, before, during and after the celebrations.
The statement said, “The Permanent Secretary restated government’s desire for all Nigerians to live a life of sacrifice, charity and love for one another. She wishes Nigerians a happy, peaceful and fulfilling Eid-Al-Kabir celebrations.