The Nigerian Government has declared Monday, October 10 as public holiday to mark this year’s Mawlud Nabbiyy celebration.
The celebration is in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who announced this on Thursday in Abuja on behalf of the Federal Government congratulated all Muslims at home and in the Diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion.
The government in a statement by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, admonished Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance and perseverance exemplified in the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Nigerians particularly Muslims were enjoined in the statement to refrain from violence, lawlessness and other acts of criminality.