The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, 27th September 2023, as a public holiday in commemoration of this year’s Eid-ul-Maulid celebration.
The Eid-ul-Maulid celebration and public holiday is to mark the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
News About Nigeria reports that the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunhi-Ojo, made the declaration on Monday night.
The minister charged the Muslim faithful to enjoy the celebration and encouraged them to also show love to their family, friends and even people of other religions as this is what the Holy Prophet teaches and also exemplified while he was on earth.
He also used the opportunity to charge Nigerians especially the youths to imbibe the spirit of love, oneness and peaceful co-existence with one another.
The statement reads in part: “The Honourable Minister, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has urged Nigerians, especially our youths, to embrace the virtues of hard work and peaceful disposition to fellow humans, irrespective of faith, ideology, social class and ethnicity and join hands with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s led-Administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable Nation that all citizens will be proud of.
“His admonition to Nigerians is to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance and perseverance which are deep spiritual virtues that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) exemplified.”