Nigeria: Public Holidays for Sallah Celebration

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Nigeria: Public Holidays for Sallah Celebration

by Public Holiday News

Abuja, May 31st 2019

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday June 4th and Wednesday June 5th 2019 as public holidays to mark the Eid-Al-Fitr Celebration.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Barrister Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, MON, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan Fast and enjoined all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation.

She admonished Nigerians to shun hate speeches and divisive tendencies and join hands with the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to build a peaceful, strong and united Nigeria so as to achieve the next level of socio-economic development.

Barr. Ehuriah reaffirmed the determination of the Federal Government to protect the lives and property of Nigerians, adding that Security Agencies under the Ministry have been directed to ensure the provision of adequate security before, during and after the Eid-Al-Fitri Celebration. The Permanent Secretary restated Government’s desire for all Nigerians to be inspired by the virtues gained during the Holy Month of Ramadan to live a life of sacrifice, charity and love for one another.

She wishes all Nigerians a happy, peaceful and rewarding Eid Al-Fitr Celebration.

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National holidays in Nigeria in 2019

Weekday Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday New Year's Day
Monday Public Holiday Borno
Friday Public Holiday for Elections Holiday Allow preparation for voting in elections
Friday Public Holiday Allow preparation for voting in elections
Friday Public Holiday Borno, Delta, Niger, Plateau
Friday Public Holiday Borno, Delta, Enugu, Niger, Plateau
Friday Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday Easter Monday
Thursday Public Holiday Borno
Wednesday Worker's Day International Workers' Day
Monday Children's Day School Holiday
Wednesday Presidential Inauguration Day for Presidential inauguration
Tuesday Eid-el-fitri Sallah End of Ramadan
Wednesday Eid-el-fitri Sallah End of Ramadan
Wednesday Democracy Day Commemorates the annulled general election of 1993
Tuesday Public Holiday Cross River State
Monday Id el Kabir Feast of the Sacrifice
Tuesday Id el Kabir Holiday Feast of the Sacrifice
Tuesday Public Holiday Osun
Tuesday Public Holiday Jigawa. Anniversary of the Creation of the State
Friday Islamic New Year (in lieu) Osun
Monday Islamic New Year (in lieu) Kano, Sokoto
Tuesday Independence Day
Sunday Sambisa Memorial Day Borno only
Wednesday Christmas Day
Thursday Boxing Day Day of Goodwill

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