A public holiday has been declared by the federal government for Monday, October 10, 2022.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the interior minister, said in a statement that the occasion will celebrate this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid Celebration in remembrance of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
Aregbesola expressed his gratitude to all Muslims, both at home and abroad, for being present for the event this year.
He admonished all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience. tolerance and perseverance which are deep spiritual virtues and which the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) exemplified, adding that doing so would guarantee peace, security and harmony In the country.
He enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to refrain from violence, lawlessness and other acts of criminality. “As the indisputable leader of our race, we must demonstrate responsible leadership in Africa”, the Minister stated.
While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, Aregbesola urges all Nigerians, and the youth in particular. to embrace the virtues of hard work and peaceful disposition to fellow humans, irrespective of faith, ideology, social class and ethnicity and join hands with the President Muhammadu be proud of.
He wished all Muslims a happy celebration and Nigerians a happy holiday.