The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, January14, 2014 as a public holiday to commemorate the Eid-el-Malulud Muslim celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, in a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs. Fatima Bamidele.
Moro enjoined all Muslims and Nigerians in general to support, co-operate and join hands with President Goodluck Jonathan, in his sustained effort to build peaceful, united and virile nation.
The minister, while wishing Nigerians a happy Eid-el-maulud celebration further urged all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace across the nation.
"This is to further urge Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace across the nation, while wishing all Nigerians a happy Eid-el-Malud Celebration", he said.
Source: The Vanguard