Dele Ogbodo in Abuja
The Federal Government on Thursday declared Monday 12 December public holiday to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration.
This was contained in a statement signed by the acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Mr. Muhamadu Maccido, on behalf of the Minister, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazzau, in Abuja.
The minister enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to cooperate and join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari, as he works tirelessly to build a strong, united and peaceful nation.
Dambazau also urged Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace across the nation while calling on all to be patient and supportive of the present administration for the successful implementation of its programmes.