Mosque in Abuja, Nigeria

Nigeria declares April 21st and 24th as Public Holidays

2023 Africa Eid al-Fitr

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday 21st and Monday 24th of April 2023, as Public holidays to mark this year’s EId-il-Fitr Celebrations.

A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Shuiab Belgore noted that the Minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government

While he congratulated all Muslims for the successful completion of Ramadan, Aregbesola called on them to “imbibe and practise the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).

For Muslims, Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It’s a joyful holiday when the faithful celebrate the completion of 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting.