National Mosque, Abuja
The Federal Government has declared Tuesday October 19th, 2021 as public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid.
The holiday would be in commemoration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.
Ogbeni Aregbesola admonished all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Prophet Muhammad, adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.
The Minister enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to refrain from violence, lawlessness and other acts of criminality. As the indisputable leader of our race, we must show responsible leadership in Africa.
He urges Nigerians and the youth in particular, to embrace the virtues of hard work and peaceful disposition to fellow humans, irrespective of faith, ideology, social class and ethnicity.
Permanent Secretary, Dr. Shuaib Belgore on behalf of the Minister, urges Nigerians to cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari’s led-Administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable nation that all citizens would be proud of.