Nigeria government has declared Thursday, October 29, as public holiday to celebrate this year’s Eid Mawlid.
Eid Mawlid is the celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
The Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola announced this in a press statement released by Mohammed Manga, Director (Press & Public Relations).
The minister urged Muslims to “imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).”
He also urged all Nigerians to use democratic means to tackle some of the issues confronting the country.