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FG declares Tuesday public holiday for Prophet Muhammad birth anniversary

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

The Federal Government has declared next Tuesday, October 19th, 2021, as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid Celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

It, meanwhile, admonishes Nigerians to imbibe spirit of love, patience and perseverance which were the virtues of the Prophet Muhammad.

According to the apex government, imbibing these tenets would guarantee peace and security for the country and help attract foreign investors.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made this declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulates all Muslim faithful both at home and in the Diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion.

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

While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, the Minister urges all Nigerians and the youth in particular, to embrace the virtues of hard work and peaceful disposition to fellow humans.

The minister, through a statement by the Permanent Secretary for the ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, on Friday, appealed that Nigerians, irrespective of faith, ideology, social class and ethnicity, should cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari’s led-Administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable nation that all citizens would be proud of.

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