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FG declares Thursday public holiday for Eid-el-Maulud

The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 29, as public holiday to mark the Eid-el-Maulud celebration.

In a statement released by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Muslims are enjoined, particularly at this moment, to abhor violence, lawlessness, wantonness and daylight robbery as witnessed across the country most recently.

He admonished them to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.

While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, the Minister urged all Nigerians and the youth in particular, to embrace peace and cooperate with the President Muhammadu Buhari led-Administration in its effort to build a virile nation, which all citizens can be proud of.