Federal Government declares Thursday, October 29 a Public holiday for Eidul-Mawlid

Federal Government declares Thursday, October 29 a Public holiday for Eidul-Mawlid

The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has declared that Thursday, October 29th will serve as a public holiday.

This was announced on Tuesday, October 27th by Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

The Minister detailed that the public holiday is to serve as Eidul-Mawlid celebration for the Muslim faithful.

The Eidul-Mawlid is a celebration of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

See the official statement on the Ministry’s official Twitter count below

“The FG has declared Thursday, October 29, 2020, as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eidul-Mawlid Celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (@raufaregbesola) who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated the Muslim faithful both at home and abroad for witnessing this year’s occasion.

Ogbeni Aregbesola enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, at this moment, to abhor violence, lawlessness, wantonness and daylight robbery as witnessed across the country most recently, stressing that Nigeria is the pride of the black race and should provide responsible leadership for the greatness and development of the African continent and all black people.

While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, he urged all Nigerians & the youth in particular, to embrace peace & cooperate with the President
@MBuhari led-Administration in its effort to build a virile nation, which all citizens can be proud of.

Ogbeni Aregbesola who described the youth as the hope and future of the nation advised them further to deepen democracy and not dampen it. For him, it is with more democracy that we can overcome our challenges, noting that the challenges of nationhood that we face are surmountable if we work through the democratic process. He wishes all Muslims a happy Eidul- Mawlid Celebration and all Nigerians a Happy Holiday.



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