The Federal Government has declared Thursday October 29, 2020 as public holiday to mark this year’s Eidul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Muslim faithful for witnessing this year’s occasion.
He enjoined 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 admonished Muslims to follow the teaching of the Holy Quran.
Aregbesola enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to abhor violence, lawlessness, wantonness and daylight robbery as witnessed across the country most recently, stressing that Nigeria is the pride of the black race and should provide responsible leadership for the greatness and development of the African continent and all black people.
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 administration in its effort to build a virile nation, “which all citizens can be proud of”.
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