The federal government has declared Tuesday, November 20, 2018 as public holiday to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration.
This was made known by the minister of interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau.
In a statement by M.B Umar, permanent secretary of the ministry, Dambazau urged Muslim faithful to align themselves with the prophet’s teachings which “border on piety, charity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence”.
The minister called on Nigerians to uphold these virtues with a view to overcoming the current challenges facing the country.
According to the statement, the federal government remains committed to the unity of the country, and that adequate structures will be put on ground towards ensuring a free, fair and credible general election.