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Eid-el-Kabir: FG declares August 12, 13 public holidays

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The Nigeria Federal Government has on Tuesday in Abuja declared August 12 and 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.

Mr Mohammed Manga, Director of Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Interior, in a statement said the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, made the declaration on Tuesday.

Ehuriah reaffirmed the determination of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians.

She said that security agencies under the Ministry have 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.

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