FG Declares Monday Public Holiday to Mark Eidul-Mawlid

FG Declares Monday Public Holiday to Mark Eidul-Mawlid

The Federal Government has announced Monday, October 10, 2022, as a public holiday to commemorate this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid Celebration in honour of the Prophet Muhammad’s birth.

Federal Government Declares Monday Public Holiday

Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, who made the statement on behalf of the Federal Government, thanked all Muslims, both at home and abroad, for witnessing this year’s occasion.

Aregbesola urged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance, and perseverance, which are deep spiritual virtues exemplified by Prophet Muhammad, in a statement signed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Shuaib Belgore, on Thursday, adding that doing so would ensure peace, security, and harmony in the country.

“Ogbeni Aregbesola enjoins Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to avoid from violence, lawlessness, and other acts of criminality,” the statement said in part.

“As the undisputed leader of our race, we must show responsible leadership in Africa.”

He advised Nigerians to be security vigilant, urging them to report any suspicious persons or activities to the nearest security agency as well as using the N-Alert app for Android and IOS, stating “when you notice something, do N-Alert, as this will elicit rapid response from security personnel.”