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Nigeria Declares Wednesday Public Holiday 

Muhammed Abubakar, Reporting

THE Federal Government has declared Wednesday, September 27, 2023, as a public holiday to mark the Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration and the birth of Prophet Muhammad.

The was disclosed in a statement on Monday by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Oluwatoyin Akinlade.

She noted that the Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, urged Nigerians to be tolerant, patient and persevere.

“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,” the statement read.

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