Eid-El-Maulud: FG declares Monday public holiday
THE Federal Government has declared Monday, November 11, 2019, as Public Holiday to mark the 2019 Eid-El-Maulud celebration in commemoration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, made the declaration on Thursday in Abuja on behalf of the Federal Government.
This was contained in a statement by the Director, Press & Public Relations, Ministry of Interior, Mr Mohammed Manga and made available to newsmen.
The Minister congratulated the Muslim Faithful on the occasion and enjoined them to live within the virtues and teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, which are; love, courage and perseverance, adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.
Aregbesola expressed confidence that the challenges confronting Nigeria at the moment would soon be over, and therefore, called on Nigerians to remain focused and determined.
He assured that with the immense potentials the country is endowed with, coupled with its human and natural resources if tapped and properly utilised, Nigeria would sooner than later join the league of developed nations.
“With love, commitment, self-sacrifice, patience and patriotism, we will certainly, build a greater Nigeria,” Aregbesola said.
While wishing Nigerians a happy and peaceful Eid-El-Maulud celebration, the minister restated the government’s desire to ensure a peaceful and secure environment for all Nigerians, urging all citizens to pursue love for one another.