Nigeria Federal Government has declared Monday, 11th November, as public holiday to mark the 2019 Eid-ul-Mawlud, which is in celebration of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.
The announcement was made via the official Twitter page of the Federal Ministry of Interior, headed by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
The statement reads:
MINISTRY OF INTERIOR ABUJA PRESS RELEASE FG DECLARES MONDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2019 PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK EIDUL-MAWLID CELEBRATION
The Federal Government has declared Monday November 11, 2019 as Public Holiday to mark the 2019 Eidul-Mawlid Celebration in commemoration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). MoI, Ogbeni @raufaregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the FG, congratulated Muslim Faithfuls on the occasion and enjoined them to live within the virtues and teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), which are; love, courage and perseverance,…adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.Aregbesola expressed confidence that the challenges confronting Nigeria at the moment will soon be over; and therefore called on Nigerians to remain focused and determined. “With love, commitment, self-sacrifice, patience and patriotism, we will certainly, build a greater Nigeria,” Aregbesola said.
The Minister restated the Government’s desire to ensure a peaceful and secure environment for all Nigerians, urging all citizens to pursue love for one another.
He wishes Nigerians a happy and peaceful Eidul-Mawlid Celebration.
SIGNED Mohammed Manga Director
(Press & Public Relations).