October 19, 2021 has been declared by the Nigeria government as a public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid Celebration, with a caution on Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to refrain from violence, lawlessness and other acts of criminality.
Eid-ul-Mawlid, is in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of Interior disclosed this in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Dr Shuaib Belgore on Friday on behalf of the Federal Government.
“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,” he said in the statement.
The statement, congratulated all Muslim faithful both at home and in the diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion and advised all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).