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Eid-ul-Mawlid: FG declares Monday public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday October 10, 2022, as a Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Maulud Celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated all Muslims, both at home and in the Diaspora, for witnessing this year’s occasion.

He admonished all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance and perseverance, which are deep spiritual virtues and which the Holy Prophet Muhammad exemplified; adding that doing so would guarantee peace, security and harmony in the country.

In a statement, Ogbeni Aregbesola enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to refrain from violence, lawlessness and other acts of criminality.

While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, the Minister urged all Nigerians, and the youth in particular, to embrace the virtues of hardwork and peaceful disposition to fellow humans, irrespective of faith, ideology, social class or ethnicity.

He also urged all Nigerians to join hands with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable nation that all citizens would be proud of.

The Minister then wished all Muslims a happy celebration and Nigerians a happy holiday.

Writing by Joshua Adams; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor