To commemorate the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, the Federal Government has declared Monday, October 10, 2022, a public holiday. This year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration will take place on this day.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of interior, issued this announcement on behalf of the federal government and extends his congratulations to all Muslims, both at home and abroad, for being present for this year’s event.
He exhorts all Nigerians to adopt the deep spiritual virtues of love, patience, tolerance, and perseverance, which the Holy Prophet Muhammad exhibited, saying that doing so will ensure peace, security, and harmony in the nation.
Ogbeni Aregbesola urges Nigerians, especially Muslims, to abstain from violence, lawlessness, and other criminal activity in a statement.
While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, the Minister urges all Nigerians, and the youth in particular, 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 the President Muhammadu Buhari led-Administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable nation that all citizens would be proud of.
The Minister wishes all Muslims a happy celebration and Nigerians a happy holiday.