The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday, 12th December as public holiday to mark the Muslim festival of Eid-El-Maulud,(birth of Prophet Muhammed).
The Prophet Muhammed was born in Mecca, a city in Saudi Arabia that is highly revered as holy by Muslims.
The declaration was made by the Honourable Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, on behalf of the Federal Government.
He enjoined all Muslim faithful as well as Nigerians in general to cooperate and join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, as he works tirelessly to build a strong, united and peaceful nation.
Mr. Abdulrahman Dambazau called on Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace across the country, while calling on all to be patient and supportive of the present administration for the successful implementation of its designed laudable programmes.
However, the minister wishes all Nigerians a happy Eid-El Maulud.
Happy Eid-El Maulud festival to our Muslim brothers and sisters.