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Nigerian Gov’t Declares November 20 A Public Holiday To Mark Eid-El Maulud:

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The Federal Government has declared Tuesday,  November 20, 2018, as public holiday to mark the Eid-el Maulud.

Abdulrahman Dambazau, the minister of interior, made the declaration on Friday, November 16, 2018, in Abuja in a statement by Mohammed Umar, the permanent secretary of the ministry.

Mr. Dambazau called on Muslim faithful to align themselves with the prophet’s teachings which border on piety, charity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, among others.

He also called on all Nigerians to uphold these virtues with a view to overcoming the current national challenges facing the country.

Dambazau assured that the Federal Government remained committed to the unity of the country, and as such, would put adequate structures on ground towards ensuring that forthcoming general elections were credible, free and fair.

He wishes all Nigerians a joyous and peaceful Eid-El Maulud.

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