The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Tuesday, 20th November 2018 as a public holiday. This is to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration.
This was made known by Lt Gen (rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau, the Minister of Interior. He made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by the permanent secretary Dr. M.B Umar. He urged all Muslim faithful to align themselves with the prophet’s teachings which border on piety, charity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, among others.
While calling on all Nigerians to uphold these virtues, with a view to overcoming the current national challenges facing the country, Gen. Dambazau assured that the Federal Government remains committed to the unity of the country and as such, will put adequate structures on ground towards ensuring that the forthcoming general elections are credible, free and fair.