The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 29 as public holiday to mark this year’s Eidul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
The declaration was made by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on behalf of the Federal Government in Tuesday.
Aregbesola while congratulating the Muslim faithful both at home and abroad for witnessing this year’s occasion urged them to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.
The minister called on Nigerians, particularly Muslims, at this moment, to abhor violence, lawlessness, wantonness and daylight robbery as witnessed across the country most recently.
While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, the Minister urged all Nigerians and the youth in particular, to embrace peace and cooperate with the President Muhammadu Buhari led-Administration in its effort to build a virile nation, which all citizens can be proud of.