The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 as a public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid Celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made this declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated all Muslims both at home and in diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion.
He admonishes all Nigerians 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.
Ogbeni Aregbesola further enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to refrain from violence, lawlessness and other acts of criminality adding that as the indisputable leader of our race, we must show responsible leadership in Africa.
While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, the Minister urged all Nigerians and youths in particular, to embrace the virtues of hard work and peaceful disposition to fellow humans, irrespective of faith, ideology, social class and ethnicity and 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.