The federal government has declared October 19th, 2021 as public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration.
This is in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this on behalf of the federal government.
In a statement signed by Shuaib Belgore, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Aregbesola congratulated all Muslim faithful, both at home and in the diaspora, for witnessing this year’s occasion.
He enjoined all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the holy prophet, as only that would guarantee peace and security in Nigeria.
Aregbesola implored Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to refrain from violence, lawlessness and other acts of criminality.
Aregbesola urged all to avoid divisive tendencies , imploring youth especially to embrace the virtues of hard work and peaceful disposition to fellow humans, irrespective of faith, ideology, social class and ethnicity and cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable nation that all citizens would be proud of.