Public holiday

Nigerian government declares Thursday 29th October, 2020 as public holiday for Eidul-Mawlid celebration.

A statement by the ministry on Tuesday, October 27 noted that the holiday is to mark this year’s Eidul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad reverred by Muslims.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, enjoined Muslims to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, and perseverance which are the virtues of Prophet Muhammad.

The holiday comes on the back of the breakout of violence in the country with murder, assault, and looting taking place in many states since security operatives fired on peaceful protesters in Lagos.