The Federal Government has declared Monday, November 11, 2019, as public holiday to mark this year’s Eidul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Interior Minister, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, who announced the public holiday on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Muslims on the occasion of the Prophet’s birthday.
In a statement by the Director of Press in the ministry, Mohammed Manga, the minister enjoined Muslims to live within the virtues and teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), which are: love, courage and perseverance.
He noted that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.
Aregbesola expressed confidence that the challenges confronting Nigeria at the moment will soon be over.
The minister urged Nigerians to remain focused and determined.
He assured them that with the immense potentials the country is endowed with, coupled with its human and natural resources, if tapped and properly utilised, Nigeria will sooner than later join the league of developed nations.
“With love, commitment, self-sacrifice, patience and patriotism, we will certainly, build a greater Nigeria,” Aregbesola said.
The minister restated government’s desire to ensure a peaceful and secure environment for all Nigerians, and urged the citizens to always show love towards one another.
He wished Nigerians a happy and peaceful Eidul-Mawlid celebration.