Nigerian Govt Declares 2 Days Public Holiday For Eid-el Kabir
Minister of Interior Tunji-Ojo

Nigerian Govt Declares 2 Days Public Holiday For Eid-el Kabir

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The Nigerian government has declared Monday, 17 and Tuesday, 18 June as public holidays for the celebration of Eide-el Kabir 2024.

This was contained in a statement signed by the permanent secretary, Ministry of Interior, Aishetu Godo Ndayako, released on Friday, 14 June.

The statement said the Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated all Muslim Ummah both at home and in the Diaspora on this occasion.

He called on the Muslim Ummah to continue to imbibe the spirit of peace, kindness and sacrifice, as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim (Peace be upon Him) and to also use the period to pray for unity, prosperity and stability of our Country.

“The Minister assured that the Administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR is committed to safeguarding the lives and property of all Nigerians.

“While wishing the Muslim Ummah a happy Eid-ul-Adha celebration, the Minister advised all Nigerians to take responsibility in the resolve to hand over a prosperous Nigeria to our children,” the statement added.

Tinubu To Celebrate Eid-el Kabir In Lagos

Meanwhile, President Bola Tinubu will travel to Lagos on Friday to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festival.


Prime Business Africa reports that the President will observe Eid-el-Kabir in Lagos, where he will also spend the Sallah holidays.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, said: “The President will mark the occasion in prayers and reflection on advancing the transformation of Nigeria in line with his Renewed Hope Agenda.”

READ ALSO: Eid-el-Kabir: Buying Ram For Sacrifice Not Compulsory For Those Who Can’t Afford It – Cleric

What is Eid-el Kabir

Eid-el-Kabir, also known as Eidul adha, is a significant Islamic holiday observed the day following the completion of the most significant hajj ritual, which involves lodging atop Mount Arafat, by pilgrims traveling to Makkah from all over the world.

Muslims who have the resources to do so are said to sacrifice animals such rams, sheep, goats, cows, and camels during the festival of sacrifice.

Upon returning from the Eid prayer site and slaughtering the animals, individuals who are able to offer the sacrifice are supposed to share some of the meat with their neighbors who cannot afford to purchase one.



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