THE Federal Government has declared Tuesday, November 20 as public holiday to mark the Eid-el-Maulud celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd), who made the declaration on behalf of the government, called on Muslim faithful “to align themselves with the prophet’s teachings which border on piety, charity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, among others.”
He equally called on all Nigerians to uphold these virtues with a view to overcoming the current national challenges facing the country.
Dambazau assured that the federal government remained committed to the unity of the country, and as such, would put adequate structures on ground towards ensuring that next year’s general elections were credible, free and fair.
He wishes all Nigerians a joyous and peaceful Eid-El Maulud.
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