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FG declares Wednesday public holiday

By Tina Abeku, Abuja
26 September 2023   |   2:53 am
The Federal Government has declared tomorrow, September 27, as Eid-ul-Maulid public holiday to celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad. The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, who made the declaration in Abuja last night...

The Federal Government has declared tomorrow, September 27, as Eid-ul-Maulid public holiday to celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad. The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, who made the declaration in Abuja last night, congratulated all Muslim faithful, both home and in the diaspora, for witnessing this year’s occasion.

His admonition to Nigerians is to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance and perseverance which are deep spiritual virtues that the Holy Prophet Muhammad, (peace be upon him), exemplified.

In a communique signed by Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade, the Minister urged Nigerians, especially 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 to build a progressive and enviable nation that all citizens will be proud of.

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