- Notable politicians have congratulated the Muslim faithful in Nigeria as they the 2023 Eid-el-Maulud
- Prominent among them is President Bola Tinubu, who admonished Muslims to imbibe the teachings of Prophet Muhammad
- While former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar urged Muslims to re-dedicate themselves to the will of the Almighty Allah
Tinubu urged Muslims to adhere to Prophet Muhammad’s teachings and life because they are great lessons of devotion, perseverance, tolerance, humility and selflessness.
He stated this via his official X handle (formerly Twitter) @officialABAT.
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Follow Prophet Muhammad's footsteps
On his part, Atiku said Eid-el-Maulud is an opportunity for Muslims to re-dedicate themselves to the ideals of peaceful co-existence and absolute submission to the will of the Almighty Allah.
Writing via his X handle @atiku, he wrote:
“To celebrate the noble Prophet Muhammad S.A.W every 12th of Rabi'ul Awwal of the Islamic calendar is to acknowledge the positive impact that his teachings brought to us as Muslim faithful and also sign on to the commitment of following his footsteps.”
Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), also congratulated the Muslim faithful in Nigeria.
He wrote via his X handle @PeterObi wrote:
“I heartily rejoice with all the Muslim Faithful in Nigeria as they celebrate the Eid-El Maulud to honour the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.”
Eid-el-Maulud: FG declares public holiday
The Eid-el-Maulud is a day set aside to commemorate the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the minister of interior, announced this in a statement on Monday, September 25.
In a statement by Oluwatoyin Akinlade, the ministry's permanent secretary, the minister congratulated the Muslim faithful in Nigeria and the diaspora for the grace to witness this year's celebration.