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FG declares Monday public holiday to mark Eidul-Mawlid

By Tina Abeku, Abuja
07 October 2022   |   8:41 am
The Federal Government has declared Monday 10th October 2022 as a public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid Celebration.

Nigeria Interior minister Rauf Aregbesola. Photo; FACEBOOK/RAUFAAREFBESOLA

The Federal Government has declared Monday 10th October 2022 as a public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid Celebration.

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, yesterday in Abuja.

In a communique signed by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Shuaib Belgore, the government, congratulates all Muslims both at home and in the diaspora for witnessing this year’s celebration of the birth of the holy prophet Muhammad.

Aregbesola admonishes all to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance and perseverance which are deep spiritual virtues and which the Holy Prophet Muhammad exemplified as doing so would guarantee peace, security and harmony in the country.

He enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to refrain from violence, lawlessness and other acts of criminality. “As the indisputable leader of our race, we must demonstrate responsible leadership in Africa.”

Calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, the minister urged Nigerians especially the youth, 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 the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable nation.

He also tasked all to be security conscious, asking and reporting any suspicious persons or activities to the nearest security agency or through the N-Alert application on Android and IOS.

“When you see something, do N-Alert, as this would elicit a prompt response from security agents”.

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