Monday, October 10, 2022 has been declared public holiday by the Federal Government to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlud celebration in commemoration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
This declaration was made by Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola on behalf of the Federal Government, as he congratulated all Muslims both at home and in the Diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion.
In a statement signed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Shuaib Belgore, Aregbesola, on Thursday, reminded Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance and perseverance which are deep spiritual virtues and which Prophet Muhammad exemplified, adding that doing so would guarantee peace, security and harmony in the country.
Part of the statement read, “Ogbeni Aregbesola enjoins Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to refrain from violence, lawlessness and other acts of criminality.
“As the indisputable leader of our race, we must demonstrate responsible leadership in Africa.”
Meanwhile, the aspect of vigilance was not left behind as he also called the attention of Nigerians to be security conscious.
While making public a guide to report any suspicious persons or activities to the nearest security agency, he added that they can do such easily through the N-Alert application on Android and IOS.
“When you see something do N-Alert, as this would elicit prompt response from security agents,” he added.