the Federal
Government has declared Thursday, January 24, as public holiday
to commemorate the Muslim celebration of Eid-El-Maulud.
The Minister of Interior, Mr Abba Moro, made the announcement
in Abuja on Friday, in a statement signed by Mr Adetayo Sode, the
Director of Citizenship and Business in the ministry.
Mr. Abba, who congratulated Muslims on the occasion, urged
them to use the occasion to pray for sustained efforts to uplift the
He also urged Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for the peace
and unity of the country.