The Nigerian government has declared Wednesday 27th September as a Public Holiday in commemoration of this year’s Eid-ul-Maulid celebration.
This was announced by the Minister of Interior, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo through the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Oluwatoyin Akinlade in a statement issued on Monday, September 25, 2023, in Abuja.
She noted that the Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, urged Nigerians to be tolerant.
The statement partly read, “The Minister congratulates all Muslim faithful both home and in the diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion.
“His admonition to Nigerians is to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance and
perseverance which are deep spiritual virtues that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) exemplified
“Tunji-Ojo also urged Nigerians, especially our youths, to embrace the virtues of hard work and peaceful disposition toward fellow humans, irrespective of faith, ideology, social class, and ethnicity, and join hands with President Bola Tinubu’s administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable Nation that all citizens will be proud of.”