Abuja—The Federal Government has declared Monday 10th October as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid Celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.
The Minister, in a statement by his Permanent Secretary, Dr Shuaib Belgore admonished all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance and perseverance.
He congratulated all Muslims at home and in the Diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion.
Aregbesola enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to refrain from violence, lawlessness and other acts of criminality. “As the indisputable leader of our race, we must demonstrate responsible leadership in Africa”, the Minister stated.