The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, the 27th of September 2023 as a public holiday to commemorate Eid-el-Maulid

While making the declaration in Abuja on Monday, the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo congratulated all Muslim faithfuls both at home and in the diaspora for this year’s occasion.

He admonished them to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance and perseverance which are deep spiritual virtues that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) exemplified.

The statement issued through a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Oluwatoyin Akinlade also urged Nigerians, especially youths, to embrace hard work and peaceful disposition to fellow humans, irrespective of faith, ideology, social class, and ethnicity.

He further implored Nigerians to join hands with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s led-Administration – in its effort to build a progressive and enviable Nation that all citizens will be proud of.

Eid-ul-Maulid is a significant annual holiday in the Moslem calendar.

The holiday is a commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)