The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, November 20, 2018 as public holiday.
The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen (rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the announcement in a statement signed by the permanent Secretary of the minisry, Dr. M.B Umar, said the holiday is to mark Eid-el Maulud.
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.”