The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, November 20, as public holiday to mark the Muslim occasion of Eid-el Maulud.
Minister of Interior, Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), made the declaration, yesterday, in Abuja, in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Mohammed Umar.
He urged Muslim faithful to align themselves with the Prophet’s teachings bordering on piety, charity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, among others.
The minister equally called on all Nigerians to uphold these virtues with a view to overcoming the current national challenges facing the country.
Dambazau assured that the federal government remained committed to the unity of the country, and as such, would put adequate structures on ground towards ensuring that next year’s general elections were free and fair and violence free.
He wishes all Nigerians a joyous and peaceful Eid-El Maulud.