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Sallah: FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays

THE federal government has declared Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18, as public holidays to mark Eid-al-Adha.

A statement by the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Aishetu Gogo Ndayako on Friday, June 14, said the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, announced the holiday on behalf of the Federal Government.

She noted that the minister congratulated the Muslim Ummah both at home and in the diaspora as they join other faithful worldwide to celebrate the feast.


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    The minister called on Muslims in the country to continue to imbibe the spirit of peace, kindness and sacrifice, as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim and to also use the period to pray for unity, prosperity and stability in Nigeria.

    “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.

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