The Federal Government has declared Wednesday 27th September, 2023 as Public Holiday in commemoration of Eid-ul-Maulid celebration, the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
This declaration was made by the Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo in Abuja on Monday.
While congratulating all Muslim faithfuls both home and in the Diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion, he used the opportunity to admonish Nigerians 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.
He also urged Nigerians, especially our 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 Ahmed Tinubu’s Administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable Nation that all citizens will be proud of.
The Minister wishes all Muslim Faithfuls a joyful celebration.