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FG declares Friday public holiday for Eid-el-Maulud

The federal government has declared Friday (tomorrow) as a public holiday in commemoration of the Muslim Eid-el-Maulud celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made this known in a statement made available in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to the statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji, the minister urge “all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to use the occasion to pray for peace, progress and unity of the nation.

Dambazau, also urged all Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari administration in its efforts at building a virile nation. He wished Nigerians a happy Eid-el-Maulud celebration.

Eid-el- Maulud is celebrated every year by Muslims on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi-ul-Awwal to mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Andrew Orolua, Abuja.

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