Eid Mawlid: FG Declares Thursday As Public Holiday

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Thursday, October 29, as a public holiday to celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola made this announcement in a press statement released by the ministry’s spokesman, Mohammed Manga, on behalf of the Government.

In the statement, titled ‘FG declares Thursday, October 29,2020 public holiday to mark Eidul Mawlid celebration’, the minister urged Muslims to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

Aregbesola also called on all Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to abhor violence, lawlessness, wantonness and robbery “as witnessed across the country most recently, stressing that Nigeria is the pride of the black race and should provide responsible leadership for the greatness and development of the African continent and all black people.”

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