- The federal government of Nigeria has announced Monday, November 11 as a public holiday
- Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior made the declaration
Muslims the world over will reflect on the day as the day the Messenger of Islam, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon his noble soul) was born.
Prophet Muhammad was born in 570AD and died in 632AD.
The day of the birthday of the Messenger of Islam is for reflection and not for merriment.
Below is the Press Release issued by the ministry of interior:
The Statement released by the Ministry of Interior is presented below:
MINISTRY OF INTERIOR
FG DECLARES MONDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2019 PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK EIDUL-MAWLID CELEBRATION
The Federal Government has declared Monday November 11, 2019 as Public Holiday to mark the 2019 Eidul-Mawlid Celebration in commemoration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
MoI, Ogbeni @raufaregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the FG, congratulated Muslim Faithfuls on the occasion and enjoined them to live within the virtues and teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), which are; love, courage and perseverance,
…adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.
Aregbesola expressed confidence that the challenges confronting Nigeria at the moment will soon be over; and therefore called on Nigerians to remain focused and determined.
“With love, commitment, self-sacrifice, patience and patriotism, we will certainly, build a greater Nigeria,” Aregbesola said.
The Minister restated Government’s desire to ensure a peaceful and secure environment for all Nigerians, urging all citizens to pursue love for one another.
He wishes Nigerians a happy and peaceful Eidul-Mawlid Celebration.
Director (Press & Public Relations)
For: Honourable Minister
7th November, 2019