FG declares Thursday public holiday to mark Eidul-Mawlid celebration

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The Federal Government has declared Thursday October 29, as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eidul-Mawlid Celebration.

This was made on known on Tuesday by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola through his Director for Press & Public Relations, Mohammed Manga.

The Minister, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated the Muslim faithful both at home and abroad for witnessing this year’s occasion.

He enjoined them to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.

Aregbesola further admonished Muslims to follow the teaching of the Holy Quran in Chapter 4 Verse 59 which says: “O you who believe! Obey God and obey the Messenger, and those from among you who are vested with authority; and if you are to dispute among yourselves about anything, refer it to God and the Messenger, if indeed you believe in God and the Last Day. This is the best (for you), and fairest in the end”.

He enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, at this moment, “to abhor violence, lawlessness, wantonness and daylight robbery as witnessed across the country most recently, stressing that Nigeria is the pride of the black race and should provide responsible leadership for the greatness and development of the African continent and all black people.”

While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, the Minister urged all Nigerians and the youth in particular, to embrace peace and cooperate with the President Muhammadu Buhari led-Administration in its effort to build a virile nation, which all citizens can be proud of.

Aregbesola described the youth as the hope and future of the nation, advising them further to deepen democracy and not dampen it, stating that “it is with more democracy that we can overcome our challenges, noting that the challenges of nationhood that we face are surmountable if we work through the democratic process.”

The Minister wished all Muslims a Happy Eidul- Mawlid Celebration and a Happy Holiday to all Nigerians.

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