In commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, the Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 29, 2020 as Public Holiday.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior who made this pronouncement on behalf of the Federal Government congratulated and enjoined the Muslim faithful to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.
He called on Muslims to follow the teaching of the Holy Quran in Chapter 4 Verse 59 which says: “O you who believe! Obey God and obey the Messenger, and those from among you who are vested with authority; and if you are to dispute among yourselves about anything, refer it to God and the Messenger if indeed you believe in God and the Last Day. This is the best (for you), and fairest in the end.”
While wishing the Muslims a Happy Eidul- Mawlid and Nigerians a Happy Holiday, he said;
“For it is with more democracy that we can overcome our challenges, noting that the challenges of nationhood that we face are surmountable if we work through the democratic process,”