Eid-Ul-Mawlid: FG declares October 19 public holiday

He admonishes all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad...
Eid-Ul-Mawlid: FG declares October 19 public holiday

The Federal Government on Friday announced that October 19 has been set aside as a public holiday to celebrate the 2021 Eid-Ul-Mawlid.

The holiday is for the observance of the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad which is commemorated in Rabi' al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.

Dr. Shuaib Belgore, the Permanent Secretary to the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, confirmed the development in a statement on Friday, 15th October 2021.

Aregbesola who made this declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, "congratulates all Muslim faithful both at home and in the Diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion."

He admonishes all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.

Ogbeni Aregbesola "enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to refrain from violence, lawlessness and other acts of criminality. As the indisputable leader of our race, we must show responsible leadership in Africa.

"While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, the Minister 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 cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari’s led-Administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable nation that all citizens would be proud of."

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