The Federal Government has declared October 29, 2020 as public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-el Mawlud celebration.
The holiday is in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola who announced the public holiday on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated the Muslim faithful for witnessing this year’s occasion.
The minister enjoined them to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance, which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet.
A statement by the Director of Press in the ministry, Mohammed Manga, quoted Aregbesola as saying that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.