Eid-ul-Maulid: FG declares Wednesday 27th public holiday

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The federal government has declared Wednesday 27th September, 2023 as Public Holiday in commemoration of Eid-ul-Maulid celebration, the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo who made the declaration in Abuja congratulated all Muslim faithfuls both home and in the Diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion.

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His admonition to Nigerians, is 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.

The Minister, in a statement signed Monday night by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade urged Nigerians, especially the youths, “to embrace the virtues of hard work and peaceful disposition toward fellow humans, irrespective of faith, ideology, social class, and ethnicity, and join hands with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable Nation that all citizens will be proud of.”

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The Minister wishes all Muslim Faithfuls a joyful celebration.

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