Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has on behalf of the Federal Government, declared Monday, November 11, 2019 as a public holiday.
The declaration is to mark the 2019 Eidul-Mawlid Celebration in commemoration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
In a statement from the Director, Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, Mr.Mohammed Manga, Aregbesola has congratulated Muslim faithful on the occasion and enjoined them to live within the virtues and teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, which are; love, courage and perseverance, adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.
“The Minister expressed confidence that the challenges confronting Nigeria at the moment will soon be over; and therefore called on Nigerians to remain focused and determined.
“He assured that with the immense potentials the country is endowed with; coupled with its human and natural resources, if tapped and properly utilized; Nigeria will sooner than later join the league of developed nations,” the statement added.
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.