The Federal Government 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.
Director of Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Manga, in a statement said the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, made the declaration.
Ehuriah congratulated the Muslim faithful and called on all 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 any form 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 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.
She wished Nigerians a happy, peaceful and fulfilling Eid-Al-Kabir.