The Federal Government has declared Monday 10th October, 2022 as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by the Interior Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, on Thursday.
Aregbesola admonished all 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, adding that doing so would guarantee peace, security and harmony in the country.
The Minister also called for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, and urged all Nigerians, and the youth in particular, to embrace the virtues of hard work and peaceful disposition to fellow humans, irrespective of faith, ideology, social class and ethnicity, and to join hands with the President Muhammadu Buhari led-administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable nation that all citizens would be proud of.
The Minister urged Nigerians to be security conscious, and to report any suspicious persons or activities to the nearest security agency and through the N-Alert application on Android and IOS, saying, “when you see something do N-Alert, as this would elicit prompt response from security agents”.
The Minister wished all Muslims a happy celebration and Nigerians a happy holiday.
Eidul-Mawlid is a celebration commemorating the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.