FG Declares Tuesday 20 November As Public Holiday.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 as public holiday in celebrate the Muslim’s Eid-El-Maulud.
The Minister of Interior, retired Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, according to a statement issued on last tuesday in Abuja.
The statement was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr. M.B Umar.
He urged all Muslim faithful to align themselves with the prophet’s teachings which border on piety, charity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, among others.
Dambazau also called on all Nigerians to uphold these virtues, with a view to overcoming the current national challenges facing the country.
He assured that “the Federal Government remains committed to the unity of the country and as such, will put adequate structures on ground towards ensuring that the forthcoming general elections are credible, free and fair.”