- President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated Muslims in Nigeria and beyond as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Maulud
- Tinubu urged Muslims to imbibe the virtues of Prophet Muhammad because there are great lessons of devotion, perseverance, tolerance, humility and selflessness
- The President said Muslims should use this year’s Eid-el-Maulud for deep introspection and fervent prayers
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Tinubu congratulated Muslims and said the period should be used for deep introspection and fervent prayers.
Tinubu congratulates Muslims on Eid–el–Maulud
This was contained in a statement issued by Tinubu’s special adviser on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Tuesday, September 26.
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According to the statement published on the State House website, Tinubu said:
“Adherents should make deliberate efforts to adhere to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad. There are great lessons of devotion, perseverance, tolerance, humility and selflessness that we can all learn from the life of the Prophet."
The president called on religious leaders to use the period to pray for Nigeria and to urge their followers to take the appropriate lessons from Prophet Muhammad’s life in their commitment to the country.
“Nigeria has arrived at an important juncture. While the government is taking all necessary measures to make the country secure and economically viable, we need the full support of the citizenry in the form of patriotism, patience, and prayers. The light is certainly bright at the end of the tunnel.”
Eid-el-Maulud: FG declares public holiday
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the federal government declared Wednesday, September 27, as a public holiday to celebrate eid-el-Maulud, a day set aside to commemorate the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the minister of interior, made the declaration in Abuja on Monday, September 25.
In a statement by Oluwatoyin Akinlade, the ministry's permanent secretary, he congratulated the Muslim faithful in Nigeria and the diaspora for the grace to witness this year's celebration.
Full list of public holidays Nigerians will celebrate in 2023
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When the federal government, through the Ministry of Interior, declares a public holiday, it means schools, businesses, banks, and government offices will be closed on such days.
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