Muslim Holiday: Federal Govt Declares October 10 Public Holiday
The federal government has declared Monday, October 10, 2022 as public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made this declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated all Muslims both at home and in the diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion.
Aregbesola, in a statement signed by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, admonished all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance and perseverance which are deep spiritual virtues and which the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) exemplified, as doing so would guarantee peace, security and harmony in the country.
The minister, therefore, wished all Muslims a happy celebration and Nigerians a happy holiday.