FG Declares Two day Public Holiday for Eid el Kabir 2024

FG Declares Two day Public Holiday for Eid el Kabir 2024

  • The federal government has declared two days as public holidays in honour of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration
  • Aishetu Ndayako, permanent secretary (PS) in the ministry of interior, announced the public holidays in a statement released on Friday, June 14
  • Legit.ng reports that as with Eid al-Fitr, the Eid prayer is performed on the morning of Eid-el-Kabir, after which the ritual sacrifice of cattle may be performed

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FCT, Abuja - The federal government of Nigeria has declared Monday 17, and Tuesday, June 18, 2024, as public holidays to mark the 2024 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

As reported by Vanguard newspaper, the permanent secretary in the ministry, Aishetu Gogo Ndayako who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, June 14, said the minister of interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government.

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Nigerian Muslims will enjoy a two-day work-free day to observe the 2024 Eid-el-Kabir holiday. Photo credit: @BTOofficial
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The statement reads:

“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."

Why is Eid-el-Kabir celebrated?

Eid-el-Kabir otherwise called Eidul adha, is a major festival recognised in Islam and celebrated the day after the Muslim pilgrims to Makkah across the globe perform the most important hajj rite - staying on the mountain of Arafat.

The festival of sacrifice implies the sacrifice of animals such as ram, sheep, goat, cow and camel by Muslims who have the means to do so.

After slaughtering the animals upon their return from Eid prayer ground, those who can perform the sacrifice are expected to distribute some parts of the meat to their neighbours who do not have the means to buy one.

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Eid-el-Kabir: Tinubu leaves for Lagos

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Tinubu will leave Abuja, the nation’s capital, for Lagos state today, Friday, June 14 to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festival.

Tinubu will observe Eid-el-Kabir in Lagos, where he will also spend the Sallah holidays.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.