FG declares public holiday for Eid-il-Maolud

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The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 29, as a public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-il-Maolud.

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Nigerian Government as he congratulates the Muslim faithful both home and in Diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion.

Aregbesola urged Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to desist from violent activities and any form of lawlessness stressing that the country is the pride of the black race.

He further urged Nigerians and the youth, in particular, to embrace peace and cooperate with the President Buhari-led-Administration in its effort to build a nation which all citizens can be proud of.

Aregbesola in his call for peaceful existence described the youth as the hope and future of the nation; advising them further to deepen democracy and not dampen it.

Eid-il-Maolud is an Islamic celebration dedicated to the commemoration of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.

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