The Federal Government has declared Monday November 11, 2019 as Public Holiday to mark the 2019 Eidul-Mawlid Celebration in commemoration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
According to a release made available to inklinetimes by Mohammed Manga, the Director, Press & Public Relations to the Honourable Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, the declaration was made by the Minister on behalf of the Federal Government today in Abuja.
Ogbeni Aregbesola also congratulated the Muslim Faithfuls on the occasion, while enjoining them to live within the virtues and teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad which are; love, courage and perseverance.
Aregbesola expressed confidence that the challenges confronting Nigeria at the moment will soon be over; and therefore called on Nigerians to remain focused and determined.
The Minister also assured that,with the immense potentials the country is endowed with; coupled with its human and natural resources, if tapped and properly utilized; Nigeria will sooner than later join the league of developed nations.
According to him, “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- Mawlud, he however restated government’s desire to ensure a peaceful and secured environment for all Nigerians, urging all citizens to pursue love for one another.