FG declares Monday November 11 public holiday

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From UMMULKHAIR AKIBU, Abuja

The Federal Government has declared Monday, 11 November 2019, as Public Holiday to mark the 2019 Eid-ul-Mawlud in commemoration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Interior, Mr Mohammed Manga, announced this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

He said, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who ruled as the former Osun state governor for 8 years but now the minister of Interior, congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion and enjoined them to live within the virtues and teachings of the Prophet.

“Imbibing the Prophet’s virtues of love, courage and perseverance would guarantee peace and security in the country”.

Aregbesola expressed confidence that the challenges confronting Nigeria at the moment would soon be over and therefore called on Nigerians to remain focused and determined.

He gave the assurance that with the immense potentials the country is endowed with; coupled with its human and natural resources, Nigeria will sooner than later join the league of developed nations.

“With love, commitment, self-sacrifice, patience and patriotism, we will certainly, build a greater Nigeria,” Aregbesola said.

The Minister restated the Government’s desire to ensure a peaceful and secure environment for all Nigerians.

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