The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, September 27, 2023, as a public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Maulid celebration in commemoration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Monday, congratulated all Muslims, both at home and in the Diaspora, for witnessing this year’s occasion.
Tunji-Ojo “admonished Nigerians, especially the youths, to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance, and perseverance, which are deep spiritual virtues and which Prophet Muhammad (SAW) exemplified, adding that doing so would guarantee peace, security, and harmony in the country, the statement said”.
He urged Nigerians to also embrace the virtues of hard work and peaceful disposition toward fellow humans, irrespective of faith, ideology, social class, and ethnicity, and to, above all, join hands with the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable nation that all citizens will be proud of.
The minister wished all Muslim faithful a joyful celebration.