Eid-el-Fitr: FG Declares Tuesday and Wednesday as Public Holidays

Eid-el-Fitr: FG Declares Tuesday and Wednesday as Public Holidays

  • The federal government has announced a two-day public holiday for the celebration of the end of Ramadan, known as the Eid-el-Fitr
  • Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the minister of interior, announced the holidays in a statement by the ministry's permanent secretary
  • The announcement was made at a time when the Muslims in Nigeria were yet to be sure of the actual day for the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr

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FCT, Abuja - The federal government has announced Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10, as public holidays to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr.

Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the minister of interior, disclosed this in a statement by Aishetu Ndayako, the ministry's permanent secretary, on Sunday, April 7.

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The federal government, under President Bola Tinubu's watch, declares Tuesday and Wednesday as public holidays for Eid-il-fitr celebration
FG declares public holidays for eid-il-fitr celebration Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Twitter

In the statement, the minister congratulated Nigerian Muslims for completing the 2024 Ramadan successfully.

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The minister then called on Muslims to sustain the practice and deeds that entail love, peace, kindness, compassion, and tolerance, which represent the life and times of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).

Tolu Ogunlesi, the former aide to the immediate past president Muhammadu Buhari, shared an update on the announcement in a tweet. He tweeted:

"The federal government of Nigeria has declared Tuesday, 9th, and Wednesday, 10th April 2024, Public Holidays to mark the Eid-el-Fitr Celebration."

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However, the actual day of the Eid-el-Fitr Celebration is yet to be ascertained as the Islamic Council of Nigeria, under the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto, had yet to announce the citing of the moon, which was the usual practice.

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If the holy month is completed on 30, the Eid-el-Fitr Celebration will be on Wednesday, April 10. Muslims would have to enjoy the Eid holidays on the day before the celebration and the day of the festival.

Below are the tweets:

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Legit.ng earlier reported that the federal government also declared Friday, March 29, and Monday, April 1, public holidays.

This was to allow the Christian faithful and Nigerians at large to celebrate Good Friday and Easter Monday in 2024.

Tunji-Ojo announced this in a statement on behalf of the federal government.

Source: Legit.ng

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