Posted by News Express | 8 December 2016 | 2,471 times
The Federal Government has declared Monday, December 12, 2016 as public holiday to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration.
Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd), who made the declaration on Thursday in Abuja on behalf of the Federal Government, 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.”
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 wished all Nigerians a happy Eid-El Maulud.