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 Mohammed.
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.
The Minister in a statement by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade admonished Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance and perseverance which are deep spiritual virtues that the Holy Prophet Muhammad exemplified.
Tunji-Ojo urged Nigerians, especially the youths to embrace the virtues of hard work and peaceful disposition to fellow humans, irrespective of faith, ideology, social class and ethnicity, while asking them to join hands with President Bola Tinubu’s led-administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable nation that all citizens will be proud of.
The Minister wished all Muslim faithfuls a joyful celebration.
Michael Olugbode in Abuja