By Joseph Albert (Umunna TV)
The Federal Government has declared Monday 10th October as public holiday to mark the 2022 Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration; in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated all Muslims for witnessing this year’s event.
He advised Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance and perseverance, which he said are deep spiritual virtues, and which the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) exemplified, adding that doing so would guarantee peace, security and harmony in the country.
The Minister enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to refrain from violence, lawlessness and other acts of criminality.
While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, the Minister urged 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 Buhari administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable nation that all citizens would be proud of.
The Minister urged Nigerians to be security conscious, asking them to report any suspicious persons or activities to the nearest security agency and through the N-Alert application on Android and IOS, saying “when you see something do N-Alert, as this would elicit prompt response from security agents”.
The Minister wishes all Muslims a happy celebration and Nigerians a happy holiday.
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