The Federal Government (FG) has declared September 27th, 2023 as a public holiday.
According to the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, this is to honor the Eid-ul-Maulid festival, the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
While making the announcement in Abuja on Monday, he thanked all Muslim faithful, both at home and abroad, on the occasion.
“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,” the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Oluwatoyin Akinlade said in a statement.
“The Honorable 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.
“The Minister wishes all Muslim Faithfuls a joyful celebration.”