FG declares Monday public holiday for Eid-el-Maulud

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola

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The Federal Government on Thursday declared Monday 10th of October as Public Holiday to commemorate this year's Eid-el-Maulud celebration.

Eid-ul- Maulud is an Islamic celebration held annually to commemorate the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola via a press statement on Thursday evening.

Aregbesola in the statement signed by the ministry's Permanent Secretary, Dr Shuaib Belgore, said, "admonished Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance and perseverance which are deep spiritual virtues and which the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) exemplified, adding that doing so would guarantee peace, security and harmony in the country”.

The statement read in part: “Ogbeni Aregbesola enjoins 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.”

He urged Nigerians to be security conscious, asking them to report any suspicious persons or activities to the nearest security agency and through the N-Alert application on Android and IOS, saying “when you see something do N-Alert, as this would elicit a prompt response from security agents.”

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