FG Declares Monday a National Holiday
The Federal Government has declared Monday 11 November as national holiday to mark the 2019 Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration. The event commemorates the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.
Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola announced this in a statement congratulating the Muslim faithful on the occasion and enjoined them to live within the virtues and teachings of Prophet Muhammad which include love, courage and perseverance. He added that doing so will guarantee peace and security in Nigeria.
While expressing confidence that the current challenges facing the nation will soon be over, the Minister urged Nigerians to remain focused and determined.