14th January Declared Public Holiday For Eid-el-Maulud

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Tuesday 14th January, 2014 as a Public Holiday to commemorate the Eid-el-Maulud cerebrations.

The Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Fatima Bamidele and made available to the Press on Thursday.

He enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to support, co-operate and join hands with President Goodluck Jonathan in his sustained effort to build a peaceful, united and virile nation.

While wishing all Nigerians a happy Eid-el-Maulud celebration, he further urged them to use the occasion to pray for peace across the nation.