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FG declares January 24 a public holiday in Nigeria

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Nigeria’s Federal Government has declared Thursday, 24 January 2013 as public holiday to commemorate the Muslim celebration of Eid-El-Maulud.

The Minister of Interior, Mr Abba Moro, made the announcement in Abuja on Friday, in a statement signed by Mr Adetayo Sode, the Director of Citizenship and Business in the ministry.

Moro, who congratulated Muslims on the occasion, urged them to use the occasion to pray for sustained efforts to uplift the nation.

He also urged Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for the peace and unity of the country. (NAN)

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