Nigerian government Declares Tuesday Public Holiday
Aisha John-Mark, Abuja
The Federal Government has declared Tuesday October 19th , 2021 as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eid-el-Maulud Celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made this declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulates all Muslim faithful both at home and, in the Diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion.
He admonishes all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.
Ogbeni Aregbesola enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, at this moment, to “refrain from violence, lawlessness, wantonness and other acts of criminality. As the indisputable leader of our race, we must show responsible leadership in Africa.”
While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, the Minister urge all Nigerians and the youth in particular, to embrace peace and cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari’s led-Administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable Nation that all citizens would be proud of.