Nigerians to enjoy public holiday on Wednesday for Eid-ul-Maulid

The Federal Government has announced that Wednesday, September 27, 2023, will be a public holiday in Nigeria to mark the Eid-ul-Maulid celebration, which commemorates the birth of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, who made the declaration in a statement on Sunday, congratulated all Muslim faithful, both at home and abroad, for witnessing this year’s occasion. He urged them to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance, and perseverance, which he said were the deep spiritual virtues that the Prophet exemplified.

The Eid-ul-Maulid celebration is an annual event that honours the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad, who is regarded as the final messenger of God in Islam. The celebration usually involves prayers, recitation of the Quran, lectures, processions, and charitable acts.

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