Eid-el Maulud: F.G declares December 12 Public Holiday

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In a bid to celebrate the Eid-el Maulud, the Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday December 12 as public holiday.

Eid-el Maulud is observed by Muslims  to celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammed’s (also known as Mohammed or Muhammad) who was born on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi’ al-awwal.

The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), made the declaration and advised all Muslim faithfuls and Nigerians in general to cooperate and join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari, as he works tirelessly to build a strong, united and peaceful Nation.

According to a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, the minister further urged all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace across the nation during the holiday, while calling on all to be patient and supportive of the present administration for the successful implementation of its laudable programmes.