Nigeria declares Friday as public holiday to mark commemoration of the Muslim Eid-El-Maulud celebration.
The federal government has declared Friday as public holiday in commemoration of the Muslim Eid-El-Maulud celebration.
Rhis was announced by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, on behalf of the federal government, according to a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja.
The statement was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji.
According to statement, Mr. Dambazau urged all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to use the occasion to pray for peace, progress and unity of the nation.
He further pleaded with all Nigerians to support the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in its efforts at building a virile nation, and wished Nigerians a happy Eid-El-Maulud celebration.