Federal Government Declares September 27, 2023, as Public Holiday for Eid-ul-Maulid Celebration. In a significant announcement today, the Federal Government, led by President Bola Tinubu, has officially declared Wednesday, September 27, 2023, as a public holiday to commemorate the Eid-ul-Maulid celebration observed by Muslim faithful worldwide.
This announcement came through a statement released by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Oluwatoyin Akinlade, acting on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo. The Minister extended his heartfelt congratulations to Muslims across the globe on the occasion of this year’s Eid-ul-Maulid celebration.
In his statement, Minister Tunji-Ojo emphasized the importance of this religious event and called upon Muslims to embrace the profound values it represents. He urged them to adopt the spirit of love, tolerance, perseverance, and patience, virtues that were exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
This declaration of a public holiday serves as a recognition of the significance of Eid-ul-Maulid and reaffirms the government’s commitment to supporting religious diversity and freedom in Nigeria. It is expected that the holiday will enable Muslim faithful to participate fully in the celebration and reflection on the life and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
The Federal Government’s decision to grant this public holiday underscores its dedication to fostering unity and understanding among all religious communities in the country. As Muslims prepare to observe this special day, it serves as a reminder of the importance of promoting interfaith harmony and respecting the values shared by all Nigerians.
As the nation anticipates the Eid-ul-Maulid celebration on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, citizens are encouraged to join their Muslim compatriots in commemorating this significant occasion, while also reflecting on the values of love, tolerance, perseverance, and patience that are essential for a harmonious society.
Takim Etta reporting for VOTP News.