The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, September 27, a public holiday in commemoration of the Maulud celebration, the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Minister of Interior, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in Abuja.
Tunji-Ojo congratulated the Muslim Ummah both at home and in the diaspora for witnessing the occasion.
He admonished Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance and perseverance which were deep spiritual virtues that the Holy Prophet exemplified.
The minister also urged Nigerians, especially the youth to embrace the virtues of hard work and peaceful disposition to fellow humans, irrespective of faith, ideology, social class and ethnicity.
He also enjoined them to join hands with President Bola Tinubu’s led administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable nation that Nigerians would be proud of.
Tunji-Ojo wished the Muslim Ummah a joyful celebration.