Federal Govt declares Monday public holiday


The Nigerian government has declared Monday, November 11, 2019 as public holiday to  mark Eidul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

This was disclosed by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, through the ministry’s spokesman, Mohammed Manga.

He congratulated the Muslim faithfuls and endeared them to continue in love, commitment, self-sacrifice, patience and patriotism.

Aregbesola expressed confidence that the challenges confronting Nigeria at the moment will soon be over.

He said, “With the immense potential the country is endowed with and  its human and natural resources, if tapped and properly utilised, 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.”