Eid-ul-Maulid: Nigerian Government Declares Wednesday, Public Holiday
By Vin Oliji, Abuja
The Nigerian Government has declared Wednesday, 27th September 2023 as Public Holiday to mark the Eid-ul-Maulid celebration, the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo who made the declaration in Abuja, congratulates all Muslim faithful both home and in the Diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion.
He admonished Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance and perseverance which are deep spiritual virtues that the Holy Prophet Muhammad exemplified.
Dr.Tunji-Ojo urged Nigerians, especially the youths, to embrace the virtues of hard work and peaceful disposition to fellow humans, irrespective of faith, ideology, social class and ethnicity and join hands with President Bola Tinubu’s led-Administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable nation that all citizens will be proud of.
The Minister wishes all Muslim faithfuls a joyful celebration.