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FG Announce Thursday As Public Holiday To Celebrate Eid-el-Maulud

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The Federal Government has announced Thursday as a public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-el-Maulud celebration in commemoration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on Tuesday on behalf of the Federal Government.

In a statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations at the ministry, Mohammed Manga, Aregbesola congratulated the Muslim faithful for witnessing the occasion.

He urged them to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, and perseverance which were the virtues of the Holy Prophet, adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.

The minister also appealed to Nigerians, particularly Muslims to abhor violence, lawlessness, wantonness, and daylight robbery as witnessed across the country recently.

He wished the Muslims a happy Eid-el-Maulud celebration and all Nigerians a happy holiday.

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