Nigeria Declares Public Holiday For Eid-el-Maulud

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The Federal Government yesterday declared Monday, November 11, public holiday in commemoration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad (Eidul-Mawlid).

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration, congratulated Muslim faithful on the occasion, even as he urged them to imbibe the virtues of love, courage and perseverance, the bedrock of Prophet Muhammad’s teachings.

A statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr. Mohammed Manga, quoted the minister as expressing confidence “that the challenges confronting Nigeria at the moment will soon be over.” While calling on the citizens to remain focused, Aregbesola assured that; “With love, commitment, self-sacrifice, patience and patriotism, we will certainly, build a greater Nigeria.”

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