Sallah: FG Declares August 12th, 13th as Public Holidays

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The federal government has declared August 12 and 13 as public holidays to mark the 2019 Eid-el-Kabir.

According to a statement on Tuesday, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, made the declaration on behalf of the government.

She also called on all Nigerians, at home and in the diaspora, to use the period of this year’s Eid celebration to “embrace the virtues of love, humility, peace and sacrifice as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Mohammed.”

She urged Nigerians to shun any form of disruptive tendencies and join hands with the Federal Government to build a peaceful, strong and united Nigeria.

“The President Muhammadu Buhari administration will protect the lives and properties of Nigerians,” she said, adding that security agencies under the ministry had been directed to ensure “adequate security, before, during and after the Eid-Al-Kabir celebrations.”

The Permanent Secretary restated the government’s desire for all Nigerians to live a life of sacrifice, charity, and love for one another.

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