The Federal government of Nigeria has declared Monday, November 11, 2019 as public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Maulud celebrations.
The holiday is observed by the Muslim Faithful to commemorate the birth of Prophet Mohammed.
Declaring the holiday on behalf of the Federal Government, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola congratulated the Muslim Faithful through a statement by the ministry’s spokesperson, Mohammed Manga.
He extended pleasantries and enjoined them to live by the examples and teachings of the prophet, which include love, courage and perseverance, as these virtues will lead to harmony and guarantee peace and security in the country.
“With love, commitment, self-sacrifice, patience and patriotism, we will certainly, build a greater Nigeria,” he said.
He implored all Nigerians to pursue peace with one another and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to ensuring a lasting peace and security in the country.