The federal government has declared Friday, December 1st, as public holiday in commemoration of the Muslim Eid-El-Maulud celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, according to a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja, News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The statement was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji.
He admonished all Muslim faithful and Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace, progress and unity of the nation. He further urged all Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration towards building the nation.
The minister wishes Nigerians a happy Eid-El-Maulud celebration.
Eid-El-Maulud is celebrated every year by Muslims on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi-ul-Awwal as the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).