Nigerian Government Declares Additional Public Holiday for Eid-El-Fitr

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Thursday, April 11, 2024, as an additional public holiday to mark the occasion of Eid-El-Fitr. This decision aims to allow citizens to commemorate the religious festival with their families and communities.

Dr. Aishetu Ndayako, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, disclosed this information through an official statement issued on Tuesday. The announcement was made via the ministry’s official communication channel, emphasizing the significance of recognizing Eid-El-Fitr within the country.

Eid-El-Fitr, also known as the Festival of Breaking the Fast, marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. It is a time of joy, celebration, and gratitude for Muslims worldwide, as they gather for prayers, feasts, and charitable activities.

The declaration of April 11 as an additional public holiday underscores the government’s commitment to religious tolerance and inclusivity. By providing this opportunity for citizens to observe Eid-El-Fitr, the government aims to foster unity and harmony among Nigeria’s diverse population.

As Nigerians prepare to celebrate Eid-El-Fitr, the government urges everyone to observe the occasion with reverence, respect, and consideration for others. This additional public holiday serves as a reminder of the importance of religious diversity and cultural heritage in the nation’s fabric.

Citizens are encouraged to use this time to reconnect with family, strengthen community bonds, and reflect on the values of compassion, generosity, and solidarity. May this Eid-El-Fitr bring peace, joy, and blessings to all Nigerians, as they come together to celebrate their faith and shared humanity.

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