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.
This was disclosed in a statement by Director (Press & Public Relations), Mohammed Manga, on behalf of Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday, congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion and enjoined them to live within the virtues and teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
He listed the virtues as love, courage and perseverance, adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.
The minister expressed confidence that the challenges confronting Nigeria at the moment will soon be over; and therefore called on Nigerians to remain focused and determined.
“With love, commitment, self-sacrifice, patience and patriotism, we will certainly, build a greater Nigeria,” Aregbesola said.
He restated government’s desire to ensure a peaceful and secure environment for all Nigerians, urging all citizens to pursue love for one another.