The Federal Government has formally declared Monday as Public Holiday to mark the 2019 Eid- ul – Mawlud in commemoration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
Mr Mohammed Manga , Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Interior, announced this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
He said the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola , congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion and enjoined them to live within the virtues and teachings of the Prophet.
He said 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 Nigerian