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FG declares Monday as public holiday to mark Eid-il-Maulud

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

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja.

In a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, the minister “admonished Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance and perseverance which are deep spiritual virtues and which the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) exemplified, adding that doing so would guarantee peace, security and harmony in the country”.

Aregbesola enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to refrain from violence, lawlessness and other acts of criminality. “As the indisputable leader of our race, we must demonstrate responsible leadership in Africa”, the Minister stated.

He congratulated all Muslims both at home and in the Diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion.

The statement read: “The Minister urges Nigerians to be security conscious, asking them to report any suspicious persons or activities to the nearest security agency and through the N-Alert application on Android and IOS, saying “when you see something do N-Alert, as this would elicit a prompt response from security agents”.

“The Minister wishes all Muslims a happy celebration and Nigerians a happy holiday.”

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