In “secular” Nigeria, Christians protest Muslim head declaring public holidays

September 7, 2016

Faith, Nigeria

Again, 22 Christian groups kick, say Sultan can’t declare public holiday


A coalition of 22 Christian groups in Nigeria led by National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF), yesterday, said the declaration of September 12 as public holiday in commemoration of Eid-El-Kabir celebration by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, was the height of impunity.

A similar incident took place in July 2016, when Christian organisations criticised the extension of public holiday by the Federal Government over the non-sighting of the moon by the Sultan … very improper for the head of the Islamic faith in Nigeria to announce, declare, or extend public holidays.”


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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016. 9:40 a.m. [GMT]

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