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Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola

Eid-el maulud: FG declares Thursday public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 29, as a public holiday. This is to allow Muslim faithfuls to celebrate Eid-el maulud, which commemorates the birth of the Holy Prophet Mohammed {PBUH}.

This was declared by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola,on behalf of the government. He congratulated the Muslim faithful both at home and abroad on witnessing this year’s celebration of Eid-el maulud.

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The declaration of Thursday as a public holiday was contained in a statement which was released on Tuesday by the spokesman, Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Manga.

The statement was titled, ‘FG declares Thursday, October 29,2020 public holiday to mark Eidul Mawlid celebration.’

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The Minister of Interior, Aregbesola urged Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to shun violence, lawlessness and robbery  “as witnessed across the country most recently,” stressing that “Nigeria is the pride of the black race and should provide responsible leadership for the greatness and development of the African continent and all black people.”

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