- The Nigerian government has announced Tuesday, October 19, as the date set aside to mark the Eid-ul-Maulud celebration
- Eid-ul-Maulud is the annual celebration observed by Muslims to mark the birth of Prophet Muhammad
- Announcing the public holiday, interior minister Aregbesola congratulated all Muslims and urged Nigerians to imbibe Prophet Muhammad's virtues
The permanent secretary, Ministry of Interior, Shuaib Belgore, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, October 15.
The statement posted on the ministry's Facebook page cited the minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, as congratulating all Muslims at home and in the Diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion.
Legit.ng gathers that Aregbesola admonished Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are Prophet Muhammad's virtues.
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The minister added that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.
The statement read in part:
“Ogbeni Aregbesola enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to refrain from violence, lawlessness and other acts of criminality. As the indisputable leader of our race, we must show responsible leadership in Africa."
Aregbesola also called for an end to all divisive tendencies across the country.
He urged all Nigerians and the youths, in particular, to embrace the virtues of hard work and peaceful disposition to fellow humans, irrespective of faith, ideology, social class and ethnicity.
The minister also urged Nigerians to cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari’s led-administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable nation that everyone would be proud of.
Nigerians react as uniformed Muslim lady in Hijab 'scatters' stage with fast legwork
In other news, mixed reactions have trailed the video of a uniformed Muslim lady in hijab showcasing her dance skill.
While the occasion for the dancing could not be ascertained, the lady sure was the perfect dancehall queen as she left onlookers impressed.
In the short clip shared by Yabaleft Online on Instagram, a man who was dancing on stage with the lady stopped to watch her, perhaps stunned by her energetic display.