- President Bola Tinubu-led federal government announced Wednesday as a public holiday for the celebration of the Eil-ul-Maulid
- The Minister of the Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, announced that the holiday was to honour the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
- Tunji-Ojo then urged the Muslim faithful to emulate the deeds of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) as he lived in peace and harmony with his neighbour
FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu-led federal government has declared Wednesday, September 27, as a public holiday for the celebration of the Eil-ul-Maulid, a day set aside for the commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
In a statement by Oluwatoyin Akinlade, the ministry's permanent secretary, he extended his congratulatory messages to the Muslim faithful in Nigeria and the diaspora for the grace to witness this year's celebration.
FG announces holiday to celebrate Eil-ul-Maulid
The minister then admonished Nigerians to live with the spirit of love, perseverance, tolerance and patience, the true and deep virtues exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
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He then called on the youths to be hardworking and peaceful in the discharge of their duties to their fellow country people without recourse to ideology, ethnicity, faith or social class.
He further called for a united front from Nigerians in supporting President Tinubu in building a progressive country.
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