By Muhammad Sabiu
Tuesday, October 19, has been declared by the Federal Government of Nigeria as a public holiday in commemoration of the Maulud celebration.
According to a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Shuaib Belgore, on Friday, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, congratulated all Nigerian Muslims on the occasion of Eid-ul-Maulud.
Mr Aregbesola was quoted as saying, “As the indisputable leader of our race, we (Nigerians) must show responsible leadership in Africa.
“Irrespective of faith, ideology, social class and ethnicity, I urge you to cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in its effort to build a progressive and enviable nation that all citizens would be proud of.”
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