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The Federal Government has declared a public holiday on Monday, Dec. 12 , to mark the Muslim festival of Eid-El-Maulud, to celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed.

Retired Lt.- Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, the Minister of Interior, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government today in Abuja.

Muhammadu Maccido, Dambazau enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to join hands with the President, Muhammadu Buhari to build a strong, united and peaceful Nation.‎

He said that all Nigerians should use the occasion to pray for peace across the nation.‎

The minister also called on all Nigerians to be patient and supportive of the present administration for the successful implementation of its laudable programmes.

He has also sent his wishes to all Nigerians on a happy and peaceful Eid-El-Maulud celebration.

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