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FG declares Monday Eid-El-Maulud holiday

8 December 2016 National

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday, December 12 as public holiday to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration. Eid-El-Maulud is usually celebrated as a day to mark the birth of Prophet Muhammad.

The Honourable Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, and enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to cooperate and join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari, as he works tirelessly to build a strong, united and peaceful nation.

Mr. Dambazau urged all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace across the nation, while calling on all to be patient and supportive of the present administration for the successful implementation of its laudable programmes.

The minister wishes all Nigerians a happy Eid-El Maulud.

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