FG Declares Thursday Public Holiday

Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola

The Federal Government has declared tomorrow Thursday October 29, 2020 as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eidul-Mawlid Celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated the Muslim faithful both at home and abroad for witnessing this year’s occasion.

In a statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations at the ministry, Mohammed Manga, Aregbesola enjoined them to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.

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Ogbeni Aregbesola appealed to Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to abhor violence, lawlessness, wantonness and daylight robbery as witnessed across the country most recently, stressing that Nigeria is the pride of the black race and should provide responsible leadership for the greatness and development of the African continent and all black people.

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While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, the Minister urged all Nigerians and the youth in particular, to embrace peace and cooperate with the President Muhammadu Buhari led-Administration in its effort to build a virile nation, which all citizens can be proud of.

He described the youth as the hope and future of the nation advised them further to deepen democracy and not dampen it.

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According to him, it is with more democracy that we can overcome our challenges, noting that the challenges of nationhood that we face are surmountable if we work through the democratic process.

He wished all Muslims a happy Eidul- Mawlid Celebration and all Nigerians a Happy Holiday.

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