FG declares Monday public holiday
The 10th of October 2022 has been designated as a public holiday by the federal government.
The holiday is intended to commemorate this year's Eid-ul-Mawlid Celebration in remembrance of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him), according to a statement made by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
Aregbesola expressed his gratitude to all Muslims, both at home and abroad, for being present for the event this year.
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) exemplified the deep spiritual virtues of love, patience, tolerance, and perseverance, which he urged all Nigerians to adopt. He added that doing so would ensure that the nation would experience peace, security, and harmony.
He enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to refrain from violence, lawlessness and other acts of criminality. “As the indisputable leader of our race, we must demonstrate responsible leadership in Africa," the Minister stated.
While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, Aregbesola urges all Nigerians, and the youth in particular. To embrace the virtues of hard work and peaceful disposition to fellow humans, irrespective of faith, ideology, social class, and ethnicity, and join hands with the President Muhammadu be proud of.
He wished all Muslims a happy celebration and Nigerians a happy holiday.
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