- Monday, November 11, has been declared a public holiday for celebration of Eidul-Mawlid, the birthday of Holy Prophet Muhammad
- The announcement was made known by the director of press and public relations at the Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Manga, on behalf of Aregbesola
- In his message to Muslim faithful, Ogeni Rauf Aregbesola, the minister, called on Nigerians to imbibe the teachings of the prophet for peace and security in the country
The federal government has declared Monday, November 11, as a public holiday to mark the 2019 Eidul-Mawlid which is for the celebration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
The announcement was made in Abuja on Thursday, November 7, by the director of press and public relations of the Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Manga.
Manga relayed the message of the minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion.
He also said that the former Osun state governor called on Muslim faithful to live out the virtues and teachings of the prophet.
Aregbesola, according to Manga, also said that following the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad will bring about peace and security in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng notes that last holiday declared by the federal government was Tuesday, October 1, to celebrate the country’s 59th independence anniversary.
The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday, September 25.
Aregbesola congratulated the citizens of the country on the celebration of 2019 anniversary, as he assured the citizens of peace and an end to all forms of insecurity.
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